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Windows 7: W7 x64 & XP x86 printer networking


14 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
W7 x64 & XP x86 printer networking

I need to share my HP LaserJet 1200 printer with my other computer running XP Home SP3 x86.

I can get my printer shared, but with x64 drivers, when I click additional drivers for x86, I get asked for x86 Printer Drivers. I got those already, but then it asks for Windows media (x86). Do I need to get the Windows 7 x86 7232 ISO for those files? or the XP Home x86 CD?


EDIT: SOLVED! 6 months later!

This might work for any network shared Printer you cannot get installed on an XP computer (maybe even for 2k/ME/98)

1. Make sure you can browse to the Windows 7 x64 over the network on the XP machine.
- All these instructions assume you are on the XP machine.
2. In Internet Explorer goto: Microsoft Update Catalog - Install the ActiveX thingy if needed
3. Search for your Printer model (eg: LaserJet 1200) and OS (eg: Windows XP)
4. Find a version closest to your Windows 7 share version (like Windows 7 is LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5, and closest XP version is LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5e)
5. Check that the version is for x86 and your language (Eng, Rus, Spa, etc..)
6. Add it to the Basket
7. Click the link to View Basket (upper right of page)
8. Click the Download Button
9. Click the Browse Button to where you want to save the driver (eg: C:\ .. it will create a subfolder if the driver automatically)
10. Click Continue Button in the lower right
11. Once download is done, browse to where the driver was downloaded (eg: C:\Hewlett-Packard Company - Printers - HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5e)
12. At this point you might need WinRAR or 7-Zip to extract the files. I've got both CAB and ZIP files from Update Catalog. I am not sure if Explorer can open and extract CAB files, I know it can handle ZIPs.
13. Once you have the files extracted, find and open the INF with Notepad. There is usually one INF file, if there are more then one open them up too.
14. Search for the [Strings] section and edit the name there to exactly what the Windows 7 share name is.

For example I had to edit this:
Code:
[Strings]
Printer1="HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5e"
Printer2="HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5e"
DiskID1="HP LaserJet 1200 Series Drivers Disk"
to this
Code:
[Strings]
Printer1="HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5"
Printer2="HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5"
DiskID1="HP LaserJet 1200 Series Drivers Disk"
Yes...the only thing different is the 'e' is missing.

15. Once that is done and saved, attempt to open the Windows 7 shared printer, and it'll ask you to install drivers.
16. Browse to the location of the edited INF file, and it should install!

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15 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

bumpity
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19 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

anyone network XP 32bit with Windows 7 x64?
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19 Jul 2009   #4

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
I';ve posted this so many times -- I requested a sticky but its obviously fallen on deaf ears

normally NO probs sharing printers between XP and Windows 7 X64 / X86. Printers can be shared whatever the machines are.

Read Post nr 3 in THIS thread

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...c-win-7-a.html

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My problem is the other way around: Windows 7 x64 has Printer, XP x86 Home can't print to Windows 7
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20 Jul 2009   #6

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
My problem is the other way around: Windows 7 x64 has Printer, XP x86 Home can't print to Windows 7
it says in his post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
These instructions are for the Printer attached to the XP machine (but works in reverse as well).
so maybe give it a try and see if it works

or have you tried it already ??
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20 Jul 2009   #7

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
please give feedback --please let people know if the solution worked or didn't.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Jul 2009   #8

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

You drivers for you XP machine are going to be on the CD that came with the printer.

Have you tried that? I haven't seen options on seven to install drivers for other printers yet, so you have to do it manually to the machine who wants to use the printer.
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21 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

1. I have just did a clean install Windows 7 7600 16385 x64 Pro
2. My printer is now shared, and I have not installed any additional drivers
3. I can access my Windows 7 from XP with my login & psswd
4. I can see my LaserJet 1200 listed/shared
5. When I open the printer I get error saying that the server does not have the correct driver installed. see pic attached
6. I have DL'ed and unzipped HP LJ 1200 PCL 5 Windows 7 x86 drivers
7. Now I try to install additional x86 drivers
8. I point it to where I extracted the Windows 7 HP LJ 1200 PCL5 x86 drivers
7. Now I am being asked for Windows media (x86) - see attached pic


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09 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I found out it is looking for NTPRINT.INF

I've tried my XP Pro Disc, XP Home Disc...it finds it, but asks for it over and over.

I cannot find NTPRINT.INF on any Windows 7 disc.
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