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    Arrow Windows 7 supported Microsoft Hardware Device Drivers


    Windows 7 has included most of the Device drivers for popular Hardware or peripherals. If you doesn’t found an update for your Device driver, then you can manually update your Microsoft Hardware Device Driver instead of relying on Windows Update. Microsoft has published Microsoft Hardware Support for Windows 7 operating system page, which lists all available device drivers compliant with Windows 7 for products by Microsoft Hardware divisions.

    The driver software can be downloaded from Microsoft Hardware Support for the Windows® 7 Operating System Beta Release.

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    Lol, this is being posted for the third time on the forum!

    Still, thanks for the time to share it with us

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    wow its good....drivers are now available of devices....cool now no need to search here and there...

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    Lol, this is being posted for the third time on the forum!
    Yup!!
    By the way, RealTek has also released supported High Definition Audio Drivers few days back.

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    Default Network Sharing a printer Wnidows 7 --> XP

    Trying to share an HP Photosmart printer over my home network. Printer is attached to my new W7 DeskTop, but, my existing "XP' laptop seems to need a "new" driver for this printer in order to use through this network. This all worked B4 when I had an XP desktop, but now don't know exactly which driver is needed by the laptop, nor, where to find it???
    There seems to be an option to send the driver down the network from the W7 desktop, but again don't know where to find it on this new system
    Any ideas / help ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBrandA View Post
    Trying to share an HP Photosmart printer over my home network. Printer is attached to my new W7 DeskTop, but, my existing "XP' laptop seems to need a "new" driver for this printer in order to use through this network. This all worked B4 when I had an XP desktop, but now don't know exactly which driver is needed by the laptop, nor, where to find it???
    There seems to be an option to send the driver down the network from the W7 desktop, but again don't know where to find it on this new system
    Any ideas / help ??
    Did a quick search as I wasn't sure myself and I found a tutorial through Google that described sharing drivers between 64Bit and 32Bit. Just follow the tutorial and ignore the it being about 64Bit/32Bit if both your cvomputers are running same os type. Should be able to use this to get the driver you need:

    First, make sure the printer is installed and running correctly from the main computer that it is connected to. Then download the 64 bit (or 32 bit drivers if the computer that is connected to the printer is a 64 bit system) driver for your printer. Most printer manufacturers (HP, Cannon, Epson, Lexmark, etc.) list drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, and often both drivers are in the same installer.
    Next, run the installer on the host computer (the one the printer is connected to) just like you were going to install the driver on the computer. Then when it asks if you want to update or uninstall, click cancel.
    Now, you need to find the folder that driver was extracted to. Open Run (Win+R), and type in “C:\Users\your user name\appdata\local\temp” without the quotes, and substitute your user name where I have the user name in italics. Now find the folder that was created most recently and doesn’t begin with a parenthesis.
    On my computer, after installing an HP printer the folder name started with a “7z” and then had a half dozen other random characters. The folder should contain folders that say things like drivers, images, and a couple of other things, and it should also contain a lot of files that have the model name of your printer. Now click on the address bar, select the entire line, and copy it (Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C).
    Now the instructions change a little depending if you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7.
    If you are using Windows Vista (or Windows XP), open the control panel, click on printers, then right click on the name of the printer that you want to add the drivers for. Click Properties, sharing, then click “Change Sharing Options.” Check the box that says “Share this printer,” and then click the button that says “Additional Drivers.” Skip the next paragraph, then follow the remaining directions.
    If you’re using Windows 7, open the start menu, click on Network, then double-click on your computer’s name. Now click on the link in the top menu bar that says “View remote printers.” Right click on the name of the printer you wish to share, click properties, and then click the tab that says sharing. Check the box that says “Share this printer,” and then click the button that says “Additional Drivers.” Now follow the remaining directions.
    After clicking the “Additional Drivers” button, check the box beside the version of Windows you wish to add drivers for (x86 for 32 bit or x64 for 64 bit). When you click Ok, it will ask you for the location of the drivers. Paste (Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+V) the name of the folder that you found in the step before last. Close the dialogs when they are finished. Congratulations; you have now installed the additional drivers!
    Finally, return to your computer that you will be using to print over the network, and add the network connected printer. It should install easily now, and you should be printing in minutes

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