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HP deskjet OK direct connection by not via network share

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    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Posts : 2
    Vista Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 10:02

    HP deskjet OK direct connection by not via network share

    I have a HP deskjet 5550 printer connected to a XP pro (32 bit), it is shared. I have no problem using this shared printer either from the local XP machine or another XP machine. I had no problem using the share when I have Vista Ultimate 32 bit installed. However the Vista Ultimate 64 bit gives an error stating the server does not have the correct drivers, and requests that I supply and inf file.

    Searching the HP web site they state the vista already has the drivers. I connect direct using a USB cable and can print without issue. Even after that no luck connecting via a share.

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    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Posts : 2
    Vista Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 10:02


      Thread Starter

    Re: HP deskjet OK direct connection by not via network share

    Managed to solve my problem. The solution was to download the XP x64 driver from the HP web site, extract the files using win-rar (I assume winzip will work as well). When connecting to the shared printer and it asks for the inf file, just use the XP one. All is good.

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HP deskjet OK direct connection by not via network share

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