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Windows 7: Win7 and XP Printer Sharing


25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Win7 and XP Printer Sharing

I am running Win7x64 and a HP7350 Photosmart printer. To get the printer to work the Windows 7 driver is used for a Deskjet5550. Works fine. I would like to use the printer on my Linksys network as it did when my desktop was an XP. The driver is only available through the Windows 7 OS, not as a download for Windows 7. the download for XP doesn't work. The driver is incompatable. Is there a way around this?

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25 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rzrjim View Post
I am running Win7x64 and a HP7350 Photosmart printer. To get the printer to work the Windows 7 driver is used for a Deskjet5550. Works fine. I would like to use the printer on my Linksys network as it did when my desktop was an XP. The driver is only available through the Windows 7 OS, not as a download for Windows 7. the download for XP doesn't work. The driver is incompatable. Is there a way around this?

Hi and welcome

why would you use a driver for a different printer? is there a vista driver for the correct printer? you can use that and just need to install it in compatibility mode

to do that>>> right click the installer>properties>compatibility>check vista


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25 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

No that would be too simple. I have the correct driver for the printer on CD, but that won't work as the fix for the problem. The Windows 7 and Vista solution by HP is to use the included driver for the Deskjet 5550 as the driver for the Photosmart 7350.
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