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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 can't share printer with XP mode

04 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 can't share printer with XP mode

Hello.
This is my first post. I have read many on here but none have really helped. I have just upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate x64. I was using the KonicaMinolta PagePro 1380mf on my vista machine prior to upgrading; however, this company doesn't provide x64 drivers.

I installed the XP drivers in the XP mode (local printer) and set it to share. I also released the printer in XP mode so that it was made available to Win 7.

The result is that Win 7 see it by name but it doesn't recognize it as a printer and I certainly can't do anything with it from Win 7.

I obviously would like to use this printer from Win 7 and would like to know if this is possible. If so, if someone could provide a stepwise procedure for doing this, or at the very least, a link to a previously discussed one. If it comes down to a driver issue (i.e. not having a x64 driver for the printer), then perhaps I'll need to get a new printer. This would be the worst case scenario.

Any help is appreciated. I apologize if such a problem has been discussed before; however, as I said I really couldn't find a perfect solution. Thanks


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04 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drjordens View Post
Hello.
This is my first post. I have read many on here but none have really helped. I have just upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate x64. I was using the KonicaMinolta PagePro 1380mf on my vista machine prior to upgrading; however, this company doesn't provide x64 drivers.

I installed the XP drivers in the XP mode (local printer) and set it to share. I also released the printer in XP mode so that it was made available to Win 7.

The result is that Win 7 see it by name but it doesn't recognize it as a printer and I certainly can't do anything with it from Win 7.

I obviously would like to use this printer from Win 7 and would like to know if this is possible. If so, if someone could provide a stepwise procedure for doing this, or at the very least, a link to a previously discussed one. If it comes down to a driver issue (i.e. not having a x64 driver for the printer), then perhaps I'll need to get a new printer. This would be the worst case scenario.

Any help is appreciated. I apologize if such a problem has been discussed before; however, as I said I really couldn't find a perfect solution. Thanks
Hi and welcome. Nice post

Are you using homegroup?

Ken
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05 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hi.
Well, I'm using homegroup on Windows 7; however, I don't think such a thing exists with XP. If it does, I would appreciate any information.

Thanks
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19 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Hi drjordens. Did you finally sort out the driver issue with PagePro 1380MF?
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19 Apr 2010   #5

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Old Post there bud.
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