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Windows 7: XP to 7 Printer sharing

26 Oct 2010   #81
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

WHERE is "ADD LOCAL" ??? in current version Windows 7??? [Ultimate x64 in my case]


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26 Oct 2010   #82
janlc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Add Local

When you use the printer wizard it asks you if it is a local printer or a network printer
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26 Oct 2010   #83
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

janic I see what you are referring to. For future noobs that read the prescription, however, it would be good to update the instructions to reflect each step that must be taken on current Win7 control panels. Otherwise it will just create churn.

Also - if the printer is hung on the network, merely adding the IP String [add TCP/IP port] won't pull a driver unless there is some magic I know not of. I'm wondering if the address will "stick" or will you get a hard error? My hope is that the address will be seen as valid and then one will need to go lookup the driver from the vendor/maker's Download page, and run the install. If you have more clarity on this pls post back.
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28 Oct 2010   #84
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Windows (any version) will actually prompt for a driver if it can't find one from the base installation.

My original instructions are I think reasonably clear and have worked for a lot of people.

When the printer is set up on the CLIENT machine i.e the one WITHOUT the printer physically attached to it Windows will prompt you for a driver if it can't find one in the standard Windows installation.

Note -- a W7 x-64 client needs an X-64 driver even if the printer is attached to an XP system or as on a network with its own IP address.


Similarly a CLIENT XP system / W7 x86 system needs a 32 bit driver even if connecting to a printer attached to a W7 x-64 bit machine.

Cheers
jimbo.
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28 Oct 2010   #85
janlc

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
XP printer to 7

I did get the computers to talk, I got the 7 printer to print to the XP que but no paper ever comes out. It totally gets stuck in que, and I'm at a loss as to what to do other than get a new printer.
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09 Nov 2010   #86
Essiar

win7/xp
 
 
Xp wont print to windows 7 printer/experienced

I have networked xp to xp printers and win 7 to win 7 printers and xp to vista, etc. I now have my Canon IP6000D printer on my win 7 machine. I cannot get my XP machine to print to it. Yes, they are on the same workgroup, win 7 can see it. Yes, I know how to add a network printer manually. The issue is either a driver or port issue. I tell the XP machine where the printer is, it goes to install the driver and that's as far as I get. It tells me it's the wrong driver. I have installed the XP driver and the win 7 driver on the XP machine. On the win 7 machine I have the win 7 driver (it would not accept the XP driver on the Win 7 machine).
Suggestions anyone? Thanks!
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11 Nov 2010   #87
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Essiar View Post
I have networked xp to xp printers and win 7 to win 7 printers and xp to vista, etc. I now have my Canon IP6000D printer on my win 7 machine. I cannot get my XP machine to print to it. Yes, they are on the same workgroup, win 7 can see it. Yes, I know how to add a network printer manually. The issue is either a driver or port issue. I tell the XP machine where the printer is, it goes to install the driver and that's as far as I get. It tells me it's the wrong driver. I have installed the XP driver and the win 7 driver on the XP machine. On the win 7 machine I have the win 7 driver (it would not accept the XP driver on the Win 7 machine).
Suggestions anyone? Thanks!
Your question was answered above:
XP to 7 Printer sharing
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11 Nov 2010   #88
Essiar

win7/xp
 
 
the Win 7 machine won't load 32 bit driver

When attempting to load the 32 bit driver on the Win 7 machine (the one WITH the printer attached) it says something like,"this program is for 32 bit intel compatible platform only. the process has been terminated". If I go into the printer properties and attempt to load additional drivers, there isn't an option to load a 32 bit. There is Itanium and X86 and the 32 bit driver will not load under either of those headings. SO... how do I load the 32 bit driver on the Win 7 machine so my XP machine can print to it?
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11 Nov 2010   #89
Essiar

win7/xp
 
 
Thanks anyway

I appreciate all the above instructions but there is obviously no way the XP machine will ever print to the printer that's on the WIN7 machine. I've loaded best I can the drivers on all machines. When adding the printer the the XP machine I get as far as "You are about to connect to a printer that will automatically install a print driver..." Then I click YES and it says "the server for the Canon printer does not have the correct printer driver installed". So, I guess there is no way to correctly install the X86 driver on the WIN 7 machine.
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11 Nov 2010   #90
Essiar

win7/xp
 
 
one last brief note...

when attempting to load 32 bit driver on Win 7 machine, I get this; "The specified location does not contain the driver Canon Inkjet Pixma ip6000d for the requested specified architecture". No matter what I try, Windows 7 will not accept the 32 bit driver knowing that it is for a 32 bit machine. If anyone knows how to install a 32 bit driver on Win 7, please fill me in.
Thanks!
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