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Windows 7: 32bit and 64bit printer sharing issue

14 Sep 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional
32bit and 64bit printer sharing issue


I've just installed a new Samsung printer, connected by USB to a central pc on the network, which has 6 pc's, all running Windows 7.

I shared the printer, and proceeded to find the printer on each network pc. The central pc is 64bit, and on the network three other pc's are 64bit, and have found the printer without issues.

My problem is, there are two 32bit pcs on the network, neither will allow the printer installation. In the "Add a printer" process, it goes looking for a driver on Windows Update. Obviously nothing is found so I try browsing the installation CD without success.

I've tried downloading a universal driver from the Samsung website, but this doesn't work either.

Can anyone suggest the best way forward?

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14 Sep 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

When you connect to a shared printer it downloads drivers from the PC and it hasn't got 32 bit driver's doing a install on the local PC of the printer often then works when connected
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14 Sep 2017   #3

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Either install the 32-bit driver on the shared PC, or install the 32-bit driver on each of the 32-bit PCs.

You shouldn't have any problem running a 32-bit printer driver on a 64-bit PC. But you can't go the other way around.
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