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Windows 7: Printer sharing

30 Oct 2011   #1
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Printer sharing

my wifes dell with vista 32 bit has a working aio printer I can't print from my windows 7 64 bit computer I have every thing set up both computers sees the printer I get a warning ,Printer can't communicate when I try to print from the windows 7 computer. Thanks for any help.Larry


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30 Oct 2011   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Generally speaking when you get that error message it pertains to the computer that the printer is physically attached to is turned off. So in order for you to print from your 7 PC the Vista PC must be on as well as the printer. Next thing to check is to make sure that the printer in question is set to default printer on both PC's.
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31 Oct 2011   #3
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Your right every thing is on,But I think I need a 64x driver for the the vista computer.
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31 Oct 2011   #4
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Any one know how to get me going
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31 Oct 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

We can help if we have more details about your printer.

I'm assuming AIO means All-in-one so can you please tell us the printer manufacturer and the model details, as you will need a Windows 7 64-bit driver, assuming the printer is compatible with the later operating system.
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31 Oct 2011   #6
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply I have a v310 series Dell AIO working on the Dell vista computer X86 and I can't print from my Dell win.7 x64 computer.Thanks
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31 Oct 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm in the process of trying to track down Windows 7 64-bit drivers for your printer.

In the meantime you might want to check the user manual, for which you'll need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...n/ug/en_ug.pdf

The Windows 7 Compatibility Center doesn't appear to have the Dell V310 listed so we may have a problem finding drivers for it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...Printer&page=1

I don't know where you live, but even Dell's US site doesn't have the V310 listed, and of the all-in-ones that are listed, they only have Linux (Ubuntu) drivers.

http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?...up&x=5&y=7&p=1

The nearest I could find was the Dell V305 all-in-one printer.

http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?...srch=False&p=1

I think you may be faced with changing your printer or just use what you've got for the Windows Vista 32-Bit computer, and then buying a Windows 7 64-bit compatible printer, which doesn't have to be a Dell.

If you want to save on ink cartridges, Kodak is your answer.
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31 Oct 2011   #8
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks I have the pdf and read it I also am hard wired to the vista computer Thanks
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31 Oct 2011   #9
larrye

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay thanks for the help
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31 Oct 2011   #10
giblets

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 OEM
 
 

After clicking the "windows update" there seems to be one.


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