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Windows 7: Xp virtual printing

24 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 pro
Xp virtual printing

Well all my xp work programs work great! With that said i got the printer working and then a few days later it has quit on me. Now it still works great in 7 but not xp. I have even created a new local port and nothing....any ideas from the big forum guru's
thanks jb

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28 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
XP Virtual Printing

XP Mode can't use the Windows 7 installed drivers.

You need to: (1) use the "Find Printer" setup function (which looks for a printer/USB connection via plug & play), or (2) install your printer drivers using the printer software disc through XP Mode which, again, will typically look for a Printer/USB connection.

I haven't tried the wireless XP Mode printer driver installation method (with which Windows 7 communicates with my HP Officejet 6500) so can't say whether this method will or will not work.

Hope this helps

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01 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7 pro
Printer problems

Mitch thanks for the reply i am not using a usb plug for this
set up! Maube that is part of the problem,i have it working now
but we will see how long it lasts. If i goes bonkers again (tech term)
i will change the cable to usb style,thanks again
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