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Windows 7: WIndows 7 -Sharing a Printer-Printing Preferences Problem

19 Mar 2016   #1
prairiezabiak

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit; Windows 7 Home 32-bit
 
 
WIndows 7 -Sharing a Printer-Printing Preferences Problem

Windows 7 - Sharing a Printer over Home Network
I have moved my HP Officejet L7680 from Win 7 Home/32-bit to Win 7 Pro/64-bit.
I have installed latest “OJProL7X00_Full_14.exe” from HP website
Printer drivers are installed for both x64 (-Type 3 User Mode) and x86 (-Type 3 User Mode)
Both O/S are up-to-date.
Previously, the printer was served on Win 7 Home/32-bit (configuration was reversed) and everything worked fine
All HP software was removed from Win 7/32-bit
On Win 7 Pro/64-bit under Network and Sharing Center/Advanced sharing settings/Home or Work (current profile)
- File and printer sharing is ON
- Password protected sharing is OFF
Printer works fine on Win 7 Pro/64-bit
Adding Printer onto Win 7 Home/32-bit appears to proceed fine – connects & installs drivers.
BUT it does NOT print Test Page successfully. (You hear printer going through the motions but no page is printed)
Printer does show up in the “Devices and Printers” and is the default printer.
I can do some printing from Win 7/32-bit BUT I have no access to Printing Preferences (Print Quality, Page numbers, Double sided printing, etc)
PROBLEM
When I try to click on Printing Preferences I receive error box (from C:\Windows\Explorer.exe)
“Function address 0x5c509f78 caused a protection fault. (exception code 0xc0000005) Some or all property page(s) may not be displayed”
Then from “Printers” I get “Operation could not be completed”
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Troubleshooting HomeGroup “couldn’t identify any problems”
Even tried “HP Print and Scan Doctor” – did absolutely nothing

WHAT AM I DOING WONG? What am I missing?

TIA


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