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Windows 7: Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

03 Feb 2011   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steveoderocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
You can use the 64 Bit Vista driver for this printer on your 64 Bit machine

try downloading

Canon LBP3200 free download - CNET Asia

Hey Jimbo...yeah...there is no 64bit driver available, i think it's just a mistake on the canon website saying there is a vista 64bit driver, as on the support list page for my printer, it says there is no 64bit driver. Whats funny though, is that at the windows 7 hardware compatibility site, it was that for a 64bit system, my printer is compatible, just plug and play. Although this is not the case as Windows is unable to find a suitable driver... :/

Anyway...for now i may try using your method of the vmachine on the 32bit system :) until i can purchase a new printer :)

By any chance, can you recomend any mono laser printers, compatible with 64bit?

:) thanx :P

steveoderocker :)

EDIT: This is ONE of the pages saying that my printer (lbp3200) is not supported in a 64bit envirnment. What is also funny, is that i've tried the 3300 driver and that doesnt work... :/
Hi there
Hardware isn't my main speciality but there is NO reason to sling out good working hardware just because you are running W7 -- I suggest the VM approach as you can use this to keep DECENT legacy hardware working indefinitely.

I have some old Blue Print plotters etc -- the original manufacturer has long since gone out of business but on a VM the hardware continues to work fine.

We shouldn't just trash good working hardware just because the latest OS doesn't support it -- think GREEN these days. If the hardware is still fine you can continue to use it even on the latest system using the VM technique.


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