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 +My HP LaserJet 1018 can not be installed because of error "​specified port can not be found"
  
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 +solution from http://​hubpages.com/​hub/​Specified-port-is-unknown---Printer-Error
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 +When installing a USB printer for a client recently I found that the installation failed with a "​specified port is unknown"​ error. After much mucking around I found that the cleanspl.exe program had been run on the PC. One of the side effects of cleanspl is that it deletes some registry settings needed to install USB printers.
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 +To fix the issue run regedit and go to the following location in the registry
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 +HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/​System/​CurrentControlSet/​Control/​Print/​Monitors
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 +You will need to add a key call USB Monitor, and under that add a string value called Driver with the data field set to usbmon.dll.
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 +Reboot the PC and your printer should be detected. If not, try uninstalling the printer drivers first (a lot of manufacturers offer an uninstall option with their printers).
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 +thanks to phyxx, solved
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