Add Printer on Vista x64 installed on XP x86

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by ginster, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. ginster

    ginster Guest

    Hello :)

    I have a few pcs networked together. All are running Xp x86(usin
    windows firewall) and have a different printer installed on each.
    recently added a Vista x64 pc to the mix, it has no printer connec
    directly to it, and it can access all the other pcs from it(file sharin
    is good, same workgroup).

    My problems is that I cannot print from the Vista x64 system to any o
    the other Xp systems

    I have tried installing the 64 bit and 32 bit drivers on the Vist
    machine - Add printer - Add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer -(
    can see all the printers on the network) I select any and get this erro
    message : The server for the 'HP Deskjet 1280' does not have the prope
    driver installed. If you want to search for the proper driver, click OK
    Otherwise, click cancel cancel and contact your network administrator o
    original equipment manufacturer for the correct printer driver. - OK -
    select the 64 bit drivers and receive this error message: Windows canno
    locate a suitable windows driver. Contact your administrator for hel
    locating and installing a suitable driver - when i try the x86 bi
    driver i get this message : Printer driver setup. Operation could not b
    completed(error 0x800f0214)

    I tried to install the 64 bit drivers on the Xp x86 machines bu
    failed. Drivers - Additional Drivers - (there is no Vista x64 option
    only a XP x64 option which doesnt work with the vista drivers

    I'm losing my mind finding a solution :mad
    Cheers for the hel
    ginster, Jun 29, 2008
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  2. When you point it at the correct drivers, are you pointing at an *.inf file
    or are you trying to use an *.exe file?

    You must install the driver(s) of the printers on your Vista 64 bit PC as if
    you were installing them locally, and THEN, remembering where you installed
    the manufacturers' packages, point to the *.inf file(s).
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Jun 29, 2008
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