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Windows 7: Printer sharing

31 Oct 2011   #11
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks I'll give it a try.


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01 Nov 2011   #12
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

That doesn't show on mine
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01 Nov 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you have the printer on a network or Windows Home Group?
I have two Win 7 machines home grouped with a printer attached to the 64 bit machine. I can print to it from the 32 bit machine with no 32 bit drivers.
I don't think you would need 64 bit drivers since the printer is install on another machine and have a router(?) which acts as the printer server.
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01 Nov 2011   #14
giblets

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by larrye View Post
That doesn't show on mine
Hmm..... I guess now I know even the same Windows versions don't get the same printer driver lists when you do the driver list update.
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02 Nov 2011   #15
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by larrye View Post
Thanks I have the pdf and read it I also am hard wired to the vista computer Thanks
What's the Vista service pack level? Vista before SP1 had problems with networking printers.
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02 Nov 2011   #16
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm on the home group & vista has all the latest up dates.Whats weird both computers sees the printer & when I print a test page a pop up says sent to printer but nothing happens.Thanks
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02 Nov 2011   #17
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

So do I take it "all the latest updates" means the Vista is at SP2?

Does the Icon for the networked printer look the same on both systems?

I'll tell you what happened with my Epson printer. It only has a Vista driver available. If I plug it into the Vista PC, all is great. If I try to attach it to the Windows 7 machine, the Vista PC will see it over the network, but the icon is not the same. It cannot detect ink levels. It sees it as some generic printer. It doesn't work.

The printer has to be able to serve the driver over the network. The machine that only has network access should be able to do all the stuff like check ink or toner levels, print test page, clean heads or whatever, that the local machine can do. If it can't, it's not getting the driver over the network.

If it can do everything but print over the network, then I'd look on the Vista PC for the problem. If you have any firewall, set all access to everything and disable the firewall service until you get it to work.
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02 Nov 2011   #18
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes Vista SP 2
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02 Nov 2011   #19
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have tried all of the above and the printer software is for either 32 bit or 64 bit computers and when you install the software only the default installs I can't get the 64 bit driver off the cd.Thanks
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02 Nov 2011   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Physically uplug the printer power and plug back in, my HP printer "forgets" it's connected sometimes.
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