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necessary to install printer driver for shared printer on computerthat is not attached to printer?



 
 
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Old August 30th 11, 01:13 AM posted to comp.periphs.printers
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Default necessary to install printer driver for shared printer on computerthat is not attached to printer?

We have two computers, one has XP OS and the other Win 7 OS. We
have an HP Office Jet All in One Color printer attached to the XP
computer. In order to access the printer from the Win 7 computer, is
it necessary to install the HP drivers on the Win 7 computer in
addition to the XP computer?
best, Aaron
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Old August 30th 11, 01:31 AM posted to comp.periphs.printers
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Default necessary to install printer driver for shared printer on computer that is not attached to printer?

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We have two computers, one has XP OS and the other Win 7 OS. We
have an HP Office Jet All in One Color printer attached to the XP
computer. In order to access the printer from the Win 7 computer, is
it necessary to install the HP drivers on the Win 7 computer in
addition to the XP computer?
best, Aaron


Yes. Any Print Sharing will need client computers to have their own drivers installed on
the computer using the Print Share.

Windows does have a facility to share and provide printer drivers to client computers
through a Hidden Share; Print$ One can "add additional drivers" to the shared printer to
distribute said added drivers to client computers. However, this facility is usually for
the same OS or older. Thus a WinXP sharing a printer such as \\WINXP_PC\HP_all_in_one
will not be able to provide Win7 printer drivers. They will have to be manually installed
on the Win7 computer when the Win7 computer connects to the Print Share
\\WINXP_PC\HP_all_in_one which will then request the drivers.

Of course this can be performed differently if the un-named HP all-in-one has a built in
Ethernet or if a Print Server is attached to its parallel or USB ports. Then the un-named
HP all-in-one can be printed to by either the Win7 PC or the WinXP PC without the WinXP
being powered up just by pointing to the IP address of the printer or Print Server.

Finally, it is an un-named model HP all-in-one. Are there Win7 drivers for it ? Are
there Vista drivers ?
Since it is an un-named HP all-in-one, that can't be answered and thus how best to come to
a solution.


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