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Printing to a windows xp machine from windows 7 home

  • Windows 7
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Windows XP
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
a b $ Windows 7
a b α HP
February 21, 2010 3:16:32 AM

I have a hp running windows 7, i am abale to network to my xp pr computer see and share its drives i even see the printer hplaserjet 2015, i hVe downloaded the win 7 printer drivers from hp but i can not get it to install and print. It tells me unable to install driver no matter what i do. I even tried the vista drivers and universL hp pcl6 nothing works. can anyone help. The windows 7 machine is also 64 bit.

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February 21, 2010 3:27:42 AM

This is sort of a quick and dirty hack, but it may be easier in the long run.

Assuming the printer has Windows 7 64 bit print drivers available, plug the printer into the Windows 7 machine and install the print drivers LOCALLY. Now return the printer to the XP machine and try installing it on Windows 7 as a remote printer.

What I'm hoping is that once the drivers are installed locally, it will already have them installed and properly configured for any remote printer of the same make/model.

Again, it's a bit of a hack, but give it a try. After all, if you can't install it locally, it's certainly not going to install remotely.