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Accessing Network printer in Windows 7

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Hi,
My application can open a network printer. It does not required any driver installation or adding printer. it does this in windows XP.

Now in Windows 7 both printing with network printer and adding network printer. is this a bug of Windows 7?

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Me
Jul 6 '12 #1
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ryno du preez
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Is you printer and sharing allowed in your Network and sharing, also try to disable your firewall in windows 7 or antivirus
Sep 17 '12 #2

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I found the problem. The machine is really old. driver required for windows 7 is not available. :)
Sep 17 '12 #3

ryno du preez
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You can always use an generic driver. I normally use a hp laser jet 4 or 5 for my old laser machines and it works great
Sep 17 '12 #4

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I tried that too. simply it does not work
Sep 17 '12 #5

ryno du preez
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is your windows a 64 or an 32 bit ?
Sep 17 '12 #6

ryno du preez
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Is the printer linked via PCl or GDI ? do you have it connected to a print server ?

and what model of printer is it ?
Sep 17 '12 #7

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Its connected with USB (how do you connect with GDI?) I will give you the model tomorrow.
Sep 17 '12 #8

ryno du preez
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Ok GDI is when you connect with a USB and PCL is when you connect a printer direct to the network.
So basically you want to do a pc share of the printer so that a other user can print to it.
This brings me back to my first question is your windows 7 an 32 or 64 bit.

And also are you trying to print from the win 7 to the xp pc?
Sep 17 '12 #9

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The pcs are 64 bit(Windows 7). But the printer server machine is 32 bit Windows XP. The printer server is running for long time.
Sep 17 '12 #10

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Printer Name, NEC Multi Impace 700JX
Sep 18 '12 #11

ryno du preez
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There is your problem, Do you have a 64 bit driver for the model of printer?
If you then share the printer connect to it from the win 7 pc if win 7 installs the printer for you that is great, then after the printer is connected in win 7 (right click ) on the printer go to printer properties /sharing /additional drivers (tik next to the x86, and box will come up asking for a driver point it to the xp 32 bit version of the driver and install, you can try the same on the xp to install a 64 bit driver, after that you should be able to print to the shared printer on the xp box
Sep 18 '12 #12

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I already know that. There is no driver for 64 bit or Windows 7 32 bit. NEC is not giving any service either. I was wandering is there any real printer server where I don't have to worry about driver or anything.
Sep 18 '12 #13

ryno du preez
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the only one is linux , As linux will install its drivers by it self Then you just have to share it to the 64bit pc. I like to use Ubuntu
Sep 18 '12 #14

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