But surely, you (MS) should have anticipated that (especially at release) not
every computer in every household would be running Vista. In fact, it would
it not make sense that there would be a high likelyhood that there will be
situations where one computer in the house would be running vista, and others
using XP. I dont understand why this problem exists, except intentionally to
force people to upgrade. I can understand having to install a seperate driver
for the printer to work (although really this shouldn't be an issue either.
surely, as Vista has been touted as a next genreation Operating system. it
would be able to handle the printer spooling itself and the printer
information handled remotely so that the extend to the install on the second
machine is just to indicate where on the network the printer is attached.
surely, at very very least, it should be able to handle a x64 to x86
conversion, or even more dissapointingly a XP to Vista conversion.
i just cannot understand why this is a problem. why do i have to goto such
extreme lengths to perform such a basic task?
"Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
> None of the drivers are available on a flat file share (or even cabbed as in
> XP) in the Vista DVD. One will need to install Vista to get the alternate
> drivers. I have mail out to one of the print program managers. The last I
> heard, there would be a downloadable solution when we ship the Server OS.
> Does anyone know how to extract the files off the Vista DVD?
> Not just acquire the driver, be sure to save the FileRepository directory
> somewhere for the next printer you get.
> Alan Morris
> Windows Printing Team
> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> "ToKE" <ToKE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > So in order to access my printer which is connected to a Vista x64 desktop
> > machine. you want me to install x86 vista, to aquire the driver. to
> > reinstall
> > x64 vista. to install the x86 driver for vista onto my x64 version of
> > vista.
> > so that i can then share my printer so that it can be accessed across the
> > network from my x86 version of Windows Xp Media centre whilst connected to
> > a
> > x64 version of vista?