Printers not showing up in Windows 8

Solution: Clear Printer Spooler Files and Enable the Spooler Service
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1. Run “Services.msc” (without the quotation marks).
2. Double-click “Printer Spooler” in the Services list.
3. Click Start if not running.  Check Printer list to see if devices appear.  If not, continue:

If running, Click Stop and click OK.
4. Navigate to “%WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers”, delete all files in this folder.
5. Run “Services.msc” (without the quotation marks).
6. Double-click “Printer Spooler” in the Services list.
7. Click on Start. In the Startup Type list, make sure that “Automatic” is selected and click OK.

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