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Thread: Shared printer with different windows versions

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    granlibond is offline New Member
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    Nov 2009

    Default Shared printer with different windows versions

    Have 3 PCs: One with xp, one with vista and one with 7 Have connected a printer to the Windows 7 computer that is shared.
    Network and sharing files works fine otherwise. (xp and vista is 32 bit, and Windows 7 is 64bit)

    The problem is that I can't use printer from xp and vista machine.
    When I try to connect to the shared printer I get message that the driver can not be used.

    why it tries to load the driver from the Windows 7 computer when it has a driver locally that it has used before.?

    Previously, this printer was conected to xp machine and shared on home network so the vista machine also was able to print to it.
    Why can't they use that driver?

    How can I fix this?

    Thought I found the solution by selecting "Devices and Printers"
    right-click your printer and select printer properties,
    select "sharing" and then select "multiple drivers",
    checking for x86, and let it search the driver disc that came with the printer (canon iP1800 Inkjet series),
    But it could not find the file there. (also downloaded latest 32 bit driver for vista and xp from the canon, but it did not find it there either)

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    seti is offline Member
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    Nov 2008


    if you go to here:32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions you might get an answer to your question. Sorry don't know the answer otherwise

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