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Windows 7: share hp laserjet 6p attached to win7 64bit system with win xp 32 bit

27 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
share hp laserjet 6p attached to win7 64bit system with win xp 32 bit

i have hp lj 6p attached to my win7 x64 machine its working ok on this machine.

i want to be able to use it from other computers on the network. one machine is win 7 32 bit. other is winxp 32 bit. and other is win 8 32 bit.

my my 64 bit machine on which it is added when i click share adn selecte additional drivers for 32 bit i have no clue where could be those drivers. so i followed this article
Pete's Blog: Installing the drivers for an HP LaserJet 6P on Windows 7

and downloaded 32 bit drivers extracted them . now when i give its path in additional drivers for 32 bit it wont accept it .. please guide

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02 May 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Well Plumpf mate I can only think you need to install the 32bit drivers for those other machines see here
Drivers, Software & Firmware for HP LaserJet 6p/mp Printer series - HP Support Center
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03 May 2014   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Your Windows 7 machine with the printer attached via USB cable is the "Host Machine". All other PCs are the "Client Machines".

Normally the additional driver must be installed on the Client machine.
However, if I recall correctly, I had good luck getting the printer driver needed installed without having to manually install it on the client machine. The needed drivers were loaded as long as the Host machine had sharing enabled (your mileage may vary).

Try this method:
1. Must know host computer name and printer name, spelled exactly
2. On the Client PC > Start > Control Panel > Printers > Add a Printer > Add a Local printer
3. Create a new port > Local Port > Next
4. Find " \\computer name\printer name " as noted above > OK
5. "Add New Hardware" process starts, printer will be added.
See if that works.
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