Is there any way to get the name of a printer that used to be connected to a Windows computer?

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I have Windows 8, and I used to have a printer connected to it. I loved it, but it broke, so now I’m trying to buy a new one, but I forgot to take down the model of it before it was thrown away. I remember having to install the drivers for it, so I’m hoping there is some way to retrieve it. Is there any way to do this?


run at cmd:

findstr Class=Printer %windir%infoem*.inf

and see model at [HP.NTAMD64] section

Configuration screen -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers.
The printer should be there greyed out because it is not connected/offline.

A second method would be to go to Device Manager and look under the printer section. The driver should be listed there with the corresponding device name.

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