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Windows 7: No printers


15 Jul 2010   #1

 
No printers

It was my understanding that the availability of printers to programs in XP Mode would be seamless, This morning I tried to print from WordPerect 12 installed in XP Mode and there were NO printers I tried Quattro PRo and Microsoft Word, all in XP Mode, with the same results.
Cannot remember if I was ever able to print in XP Mode as I put it in only a couple of weeks ago. And. YES, these programs were installed while I was in XP Mode.

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15 Jul 2010   #2

 

Been playing with this thing all day.Discovered that one of my printers was a shared printer in XP Mode. Also found out that if I used it in XP Mode it was unavailable in Windows 7. Then I discovered that if I turned integration off the printer was no longer shared but then could be attached.Then I found out that the printers must be attached each time the virtual machine starts in XP Mode. That is unsatisfactory.
It would be nice if someone gave me some info regarding using printers in XP Mode rather than me fumbling around and not knowing if the printers can really be seamless or not.
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