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Windows 7: Printing to printer installed in XP Mode

28 Jan 2010   #11
James O'Neill


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmiller View Post
I have a print driver that is not compatible with Windows 7. I installed it in XP mode, and see the printer there. (this is Castelle Faxpress fax software... the driver is installed with the software). However I don't see the printer in Windows 7 where I really need it. I was hoping that installing a printer in XP mode would magically make it available to Windows 7 also.

Since the print driver won't install in Windows 7, I'm not able to simply share the XP Mode based printer and then install the port and driver in Windows 7.

Is there a simple way to make the printers from XP mode available to the host Win 7 machine?

The simple answer. No.
The more complex answer. What ever OS you are printing from needs a driver which will present the printer to the applications - you can share a printer over the network but if it OS you are sharing with doesn't have a driver then you're not going to get anywhere. In short with no Win7 driver no Win7 is going to print to it.

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25 Jan 2012   #12

windows 7 pro 32bit

I would just like to share my workaround for using faxpress on windows 7. complete the normal install as usual. parts may fail. you need not reboot. browse your install disc. on mine there is a rev905 folder (may be different but choose the newest one).

choose either the client32 or client64 folder as appropriate for your OS. on both the setup, and rsetup exe files, change the properties to run as administrator, and compatibility mode for windows xp

run setup.exe in that folder to go through the install again. many things will fail. doesnt matter. reboot. your castille dcx driver will appear and all of faxpress will work perfectly

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