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Old 12-11-2008
philnolan3d
 

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Printer sharing

I'm trying to share my printer with the other computers on my network.
I have Vista Ultimate x64 and the other computers are all x86, Vista
Home Prem., XP MCE, and I think Windows 2000 (my dad's) If it matters
the printer is a Brother MFC 290c.

So I found the printer sharing button where it asks for additional
drivers. I think I got the right file for that, there's two in the x86
driver folder, "brimbh91.inf" and ""brprbh91.inf". The first one pops
up in the File Name box when I open the folder, so I assume that's it,
although the one with PR in it would make more sense to me. After I
pick one of those (either one) it asks me for ntprint.inf Having no
idea where to find that i saw on this forum where it it located. So I
tried to select it, but it just keeps asking me for that file over and
over. Any idea what the deal is here?''
(file:///D:/driver/win2kxpvista/usa/brimbh91.inf)


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Old 12-11-2008
Malke
 

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Re: Printer sharing
philnolan3d wrote:

>
> I'm trying to share my printer with the other computers on my network.
> I have Vista Ultimate x64 and the other computers are all x86, Vista
> Home Prem., XP MCE, and I think Windows 2000 (my dad's) If it matters
> the printer is a Brother MFC 290c.
>
> So I found the printer sharing button where it asks for additional
> drivers. I think I got the right file for that, there's two in the x86
> driver folder, "brimbh91.inf" and ""brprbh91.inf". The first one pops
> up in the File Name box when I open the folder, so I assume that's it,
> although the one with PR in it would make more sense to me. After I
> pick one of those (either one) it asks me for ntprint.inf Having no
> idea where to find that i saw on this forum where it it located. So I
> tried to select it, but it just keeps asking me for that file over and
> over. Any idea what the deal is here?''
> (file:///D:/driver/win2kxpvista/usa/brimbh91.inf)


You are trying to install 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit operating system. This
won't work. You need to get 64-bit drivers from Brother for your printer.
If they haven't written any, that printer won't work in a 64-bit operating
system. The x86 folder is for 32-bit operating systems.


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Old 12-11-2008
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Re: Printer sharing

I already have the 64 bit Drivers installed, but Windows said I should
get the x86 drivers installed so that the other users on the network
could just grab it from me at the time that they print.


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Old 12-11-2008
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Re: Printer sharing
philnolan3d wrote:

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> I already have the 64 bit Drivers installed, but Windows said I should
> get the x86 drivers installed so that the other users on the network
> could just grab it from me at the time that they print.
>
>


You only need to do that if you're using a print server. Just install the
correct drivers on each computer that is going to use the printer.

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Old 12-11-2008
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Re: Printer sharing

Oh OK, thank you.. I think sometimes Microsoft writes things assuming
you already know how to do them.


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