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Windows 7: Mirror printing on LAN


16 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 
Mirror printing on LAN

My latest problem that seems not to be just me is that when i try to print from an XP machine to win 7 via LAN to my HP6520 it prints in mirror, iv checked all the settings on both comps. Iv also read up a little and it is not only me having this problem. I have not found a solution as yet.

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16 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

By "it prints in mirror" you mean that the page comes out mirrored?

~Lordbob
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16 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

yep, page comes out a mirrored version of what was on the comp.

It works fine if i print directly from win 7
it works fine if i print from an XP to XP (I have duel boot xp/Windows 7)
but XP to win 7 and no matter what i do with the settings for the printer on either comp it always comes out mirrored.
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16 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Weird. Have you installed the right driver on both pcs?

~Lordbob
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16 Sep 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Is it a Lan printer or connect to one of the PCS? can you give us info on the pcs's and the printer. SOme network info could be handy too

thanks

Ken
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16 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

yea sorry .
main comp is win 7 (direct connect to printer)
I have the latest driver installed on my main (Windows 7)
The driver on the LAN connected xp computers were installed apon finding the network printer.

Im suspecting that its something to do with the fact that my main comp(with the printer directly connected) is duel boot and will often change from being xp to win 7 but i need to be able to print from all my lan comps regardless of whether my main comp is running xp or win 7. I realize i have 2 drivers installed on all the lan xp pc's, one for connecting through my main when its on xp and the other was installed when the remote printer was first found whilst going through win 7, so i have 2 drivers installed on each of my "workstation" (not sure if thats the right word) xp pc's & i have to switch between them depending on which OS my main comp is running at that time.

However even removing the other old xp drivers and testing on just 1 pc with new xp installation and only ever having seen my main as win 7 so only the one driver it still prints "mirrored"
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16 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

Ok have managed to get a single pc to work (XP to win 7) my last paragraph was incorrect in my last post (just a stupid error on my part)

so an XP pc finds a remote printer on a win 7 pc it works fine but i have a duel boot system and i need all my lan comps to be able to print through either xp or Windows 7

So do i run my main as win 7 first , install remote drivers
Then restart main as xp & add remote printer again (installing drivers again)?

or the other way around, add new printer from main on XP first? then do Windows 7 ?

or am i not supposed to have two sets of drivers? i dunno

All i do know is that i need to be able to print through my main if its on XP or Win 7

Cheers all.
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16 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You may want to put the printer on a Computer that is running JUST XP.

~Lordbob
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16 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

yea that would be the ideal solution, but unfortunately its just not tenable

It could be done but i need my printer in my workshop where my main is, not in one of my kids rooms or my bedroom. I suppose i could put together a hash up comp just for the printer but what a palaver.

Point is i should be able to do what im asking , surly ?
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16 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You should yes. But networking with XP is a pain. XP to Vista was difficult enough, but to Seven may not even be possible.

~Lordbob
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