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Printing problem between 32 and 64 bit systems
I am in need of some help,

I have been unsuccessful in getting my laptop which is running Vista Home Premium 32-bit to successfully send documents to my printer (HP Photosmart C6280) that is connected via USB to my desktop, running the 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium.

I looked at the printer settings on the 64 bit machine, and found the window to install additional drivers but am unable to find just the inf file for the x86 drivers.

Does anyone know where can I find this, or is there a way I can bypass this?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-28-2009
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Re: Printing problem between 32 and 64 bit systems
"Foo52" <Foo52.3ugb0c@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
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>
> I am in need of some help,
>
> I have been unsuccessful in getting my laptop which is running Vista
> Home Premium 32-bit to successfully send documents to my printer (HP
> Photosmart C6280) that is connected via USB to my desktop, running the
> 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium.
>
> I looked at the printer settings on the 64 bit machine, and found the
> window to install additional drivers but am unable to find just the inf
> file for the x86 drivers.
>
> Does anyone know where can I find this, or is there a way I can bypass
> this?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
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Sitting at the Vista 64 computer:

Start > My Computer > Properties > Computer Name tab > Change button. Write
down the name that you see here because this is the computer name.

Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes > Right click on the printer to be
shared > Properties > Sharing tab. Write down the name that you see here
because this is the printer name.

OK. Now sit in front of the Vista 32 computer:

Start > Control Panel > Printers > Add printer > Add a local printer > Click
on 'Create a new port' > 'Local Port' > 'Next'.

The port name will look like this: \\Computer name\printer name

So enter the names already retrieved, ensuring that you use the same format,
then click 'OK'.

At this point, you will be presented with the 'Add New Hardware' process.
You can either select the make and model of your printer from the lists or
insert your printer installation disk if you can't find yours in the list.
The printer will be added, and you should be able to print a test page.


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Re: Printing problem between 32 and 64 bit systems
Thank you sooooo much for you easy to follow instructions. I have been banging my head against a wall about this. Worked with no problems.
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