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Lexmark MC2425

"IPP Alt 0 I/F -- Not intended for Printer Operation" Devices Appear in Windows when Printer Is Connected via USB


Affected products



in the title section above.

What you will see

Unspecified devices named “IPP Alt 0 I/F - not intended for printer operation“ appearing within Device Manager after performing a printer USB Plug and Play. Refer to the following instances the said device name appears within Windows.


  • This will not have any impact on the Print and Scan functionality.
  • This happens only to Windows 7 users. In Windows 8 and onwards, users will not encounter this, as the Microsoft WinUSB driver (for USB composite devices) is already pre-installed in the driver store (or system).

Instances “IPP Alt 0 I/F - not intended for printer operation“ appears within WindowsIllustration
In a notification message after a user plugs the printer to the computer.
Listed as entries in the computer's Device Manager
Error messages displayed in the notification window

Exclamation marks in the respective print queue

This will not have any impact on Print and Scan functionality.


In Windows 7, WinUSB driver package is not pre-installed in the driver store by Microsoft design. Thus, installing this driver additionally in Windows 7 system is required.

If the windows update is enabled, the Microsoft WinUSB Driver will automatically get downloaded and installed from Windows Update.

Otherwise, if Windows update is not enabled in the PC, you need to manually download the WinUSB driver package from Microsoft Update Catalog (click here to download) and install it manually. Refer to this screenshot below for the exact package that you need to download from Microsoft Catalog.

Still need help?

If you need additional assistance, please close this browser tab or go to the Lexmark support site, type your printer model and locate

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When calling for support, you will need the following:

  • Name and version of the solution
  • Affected printer model/s
  • Printer serial number

Please be near the product/s described in this article to expedite the support process and reduce callbacks.


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