Sluggish Software and Can't Print.....

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by mathboy3, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. mathboy3

    mathboy3

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    from home. At work, everything runs perfectly. This is all from the same computer...a MacBook loaded with Windows 2000 and 2 gig of ram. The ONLY difference is that at work I have a power adapter for a MacBook Pro (made by Apple) and at home I have the original power adapter that came with my MacBook. Why is this happening? I get the same exact experience with VMware Fusion.
     
  2. sandro

    sandro Parallels Developers

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    hi,
    sorry but i didn't understand issue. Couldn't you specify it with more details?
     
  3. mathboy3

    mathboy3

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    I can't print from Parallels at home (out of memory message) and have sluggish performance in some software.
    At work, no such issues.
    The only difference in the 2 scenarios is that I use a different power adapter at work (one made for a MacBook Pro).
    This all seems weird to me, however this has been going on for several months. The same exact issues exist in VMware Fusion.
     
  4. David5000

    David5000

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    Same printer model? Same connection from printer to computer?

    I don't think the power adapter has anything to do with the printer problem, although I guess it is possible that the adapter at home isn't working, so you could actually be running on your battery and are switched to energy-saving settings that affect processor performance.

    Have you tried switching the adapters?

    David
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2007
  5. mathboy3

    mathboy3

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    Different printers...but, I print wirelessly both at home and at work. I use Bonjour for Windows. It isn't just printing though. The actual software is sluggish opening a file.

    The adapter at home definitely does work.

    I will try and bring the adapter from work home and I guess that will help confirm whether that is it or not.
     
  6. mathboy3

    mathboy3

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    Well....I finally figured out a solution to my problem. It is as simple as this...if I am at HOME, I need to make sure that my HOME PRINTER is the default printer. If I am at WORK, I need to make sure that my WORK PRINTER is the default printer. I don't understand why this has to be, but it works. Does anyone know why this is the case?
     

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