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Windows 7: windows 7 os driver location?


01 Feb 2010   #1

Windows Xp, Windows 7, Ubuntu
 
 
windows 7 os driver location?

I was trying to install a printer from a workgroup onto my windows 7 computer but it ask for a new driver. Because the computer the printer was on is windows xp. I check out the website for my printer driver it says to get it from the "Windows 7 OS Driver" Anyone know where it's located on the disc? Thanks.


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01 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kn0c View Post
I was trying to install a printer from a workgroup onto my windows 7 computer but it ask for a new driver. Because the computer the printer was on is windows xp. I check out the website for my printer driver it says to get it from the "Windows 7 OS Driver" Anyone know where it's located on the disc? Thanks.
Whats the make of your printer?
And can you add a link to where it says the above?

Thanks
Dan
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02 Feb 2010   #3

Windows Xp, Windows 7, Ubuntu
 
 

Its an lexmark optra r.
when i go to network and get onto that computer with the printer and click on the printer it searches for a driver. No driver found pops up. And than the next pop up say
"file needed printer driver inf for lexmark optra r series. "
type the path where the file is located and then click ok.


Lexmark - United States

Oh and btw im using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
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02 Feb 2010   #4

Windows Xp, Windows 7, Ubuntu
 
 

Oh i just found the solution from another forum.

I found this info below and it might be a way to add printer as local printer, instead of as network printer. I do not think the Windows 7 OS is 64 bit--but this method might work anyway:


"For those trying to get an 32-bit XP machine to use a printer connected to a 64-bit Windows 7 machine:

– go through the “Add Printer” wizard
– choose “Local” printer instead of “Network” printer
– choose “New port”
– enter the path to the printer “\\Win7Machine\PrinterName”

It used my existing 32-bit printer driver and works fine. Good luck."

Above quote was found halfway down the comments section at:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-7-and-xp/
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