vista x64 - XPhome x86 Canon printer problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by c.dennis, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. c.dennis

    c.dennis Guest

    My printer is hooked up to Vista RC1 x64 and is shared.
    I can see the printer that is hooked up to Vista RC1 x64 on my parents
    XPhome x86 computer.
    But when i try to print from the computer running XPhome x86, in my home
    network it doesn't work.
    I get a message that says something like; the server for the printer Canon
    Inkjet i965 doens't have the right printerdriver.
    I've already tried to instal the canon i965 printer driver for windows XP
    from canon on XPhome x86, with no succes.
    Printing from Vista RC1 x64 works fine.

    Can you help me, so my parents can print from there XPhome x86 computer to
    my printer, hooked up to Vista RC1 x64

    Best regards Dennis C.
     
    c.dennis, Sep 21, 2006
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    From the computer that has XP Home installed, navigate to Start
    Printers and Faxes and select Add printer from the left panel.
    Choose Next and to add a Network printer. Follow the on-screen
    rpompts.

    Let us know.

    Tom
    MSMVP
    Windows Shell/User


    | My printer is hooked up to Vista RC1 x64 and is shared.
    | I can see the printer that is hooked up to Vista RC1 x64 on my parents
    | XPhome x86 computer.
    | But when i try to print from the computer running XPhome x86, in my
    home
    | network it doesn't work.
    | I get a message that says something like; the server for the printer
    Canon
    | Inkjet i965 doens't have the right printerdriver.
    | I've already tried to instal the canon i965 printer driver for windows
    XP
    | from canon on XPhome x86, with no succes.
    | Printing from Vista RC1 x64 works fine.
    |
    | Can you help me, so my parents can print from there XPhome x86
    computer to
    | my printer, hooked up to Vista RC1 x64
    |
    | Best regards Dennis C.
     
    Tom Ferguson, Sep 24, 2006
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  3. c.dennis

    c.dennis Guest

    no succes.

    I clicked on add a network printer, then clicked on find a printer in my
    network, found it in my network list, selected it and clicked Next.

    Next i got a message that says; Making connection with the printer;
    you are about to make a connection with a printer on MY NETWORK,
    there will automatically be installed a printerdriver on you computer.
    In printerdrivers there can be hide virusses or scripts that can have
    harmfull consequences for your computer.
    It's important that you trust the computer that offers you this
    printerdriver. Would you like to continue?

    Then i clicked yes and get the following message.
    Making connection with the printer; The server for the printer Canon Inkjet
    i965 doesn't has the right printerdriver at it's disposal.
    Click OK if you want to find the correct printerdriver.
    Otherwise click Cancel and take contact with the networkadministrator or
    supplier and ask the right printerdriver.

    When i then click OK i get a window to manually locate the printerdriver
    file, it says; The file *.INF on (unknown) is necessary,
    type the pad to the file and click OK.
    I have then already tried selecting the Canon Inkjet i965 printerdriver
    (i965.inf) for windowsXP provided by Canon without succes.
    When selecting that i965.inf file i'm getting the following error message.
    Windows can't find a suitable printerdriver. Take contact with the
    administrator to find and instal a suitable printerdriver.

    It still doesn't work to add my printer hooked up to WindowsVistaRC1-x64 on
    the XPhome-x86 computer.
    What can i do?

    note: The Windows messages that i wrote here are translated from dutch (the
    XPhome-x86 computer is a dutch version)


    Best regards Dennis
     
    c.dennis, Sep 24, 2006
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    Jordan H. Guest

    Hate to Burst your bubble here but this is one problem you aren't going to
    solve easily. The issue isn't "where is the printer .inf filë?" It's the
    fact that you CAN'T run a 64bit driver on a 32bit OS. Especially not a
    Kernel Driver like a Printer inf. Windows XP WILL NOT install it. That's
    why you get the "Can't find a Suitable Driver" Error. Only reason I know
    this is I tried doing the reverse, Printing from a machine running Vista X64
    to a printer attached to an XP machine running on 32 bit. Same Error. You
    need to go to the printer properties for the Vista X64 machine an click on
    Sharing tab, Click on Additional drivers button at the bottom and install the
    32bit driver locally on vista. Then when the XP HOME box tries to connect it
    should theoretically just pull the 32 bit driver directly from the vista
    machine. BTW you've got to make the driver you're installing is actually the
    32bit version and not X64. You might end up having to contact Cannon for the
    right driver.
     
    Jordan H., Oct 4, 2006
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    asmas Guest

    Hello
    Did anyone get this to work??
    I have the same problem with the Canon Printer Pixma IP8500.
    I tried to do it the way described hereunder by selecting the X86 box. The
    driver I then try to load is definately the right XP driver but is not
    accepted by Vista 64!
    Who knows the answers?
    thanks
    Andre
     
    asmas, Oct 12, 2006
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    Jordan H. Guest

    One big Problem you've got is that most drivers aren't written for 32bit os.
    They WIL NOT INSTALL IN 64BIT OS. You need to conntact cannon and get the
    64bit driver and install it locally on the vista machine.
     
    Jordan H., Oct 12, 2006
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    There are still Network issues in RC1 that are solved in the RTM.

    Some have had success with the following:
    Get the XP 32 bit driver for the printer from Canon's web site. Install
    that on the XP machine. Select File as the port. When that is complete,
    restart the machine and navigate the the printer driver's port settings.
    Check to see if the network port is now present. If so, select it and OK
    out. If not, try running the wizard to add a network printer again.

    Let us know.

    Tom
    MSMVP
    Windows Shell/User
     
    Tom Ferguson, Dec 5, 2006
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