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08-23-2012 09:46 PM
I have Windows 7 (64bit) on my computer. I want to install an x86 driver for my HP Deskjet 9800 printer so my XP laptop can print to this printer through my home network. I started by clicking on Devices and Printer, clicked on the HP Deskjet printer icon, right clicked the icon and selected Printer Properties. I clicked on the Sharing tab and the change setting button. I then selected Additional Drivers. I put a check in the box next to x86 and clicked OK. Windows wants me to provide the driver. I downloaded the xp driver from HP and can see it in a folder on the desktop but get an error something to the affect of "not compatiable with
64 bit system"
How do I get this driver installed on my computer? or is there another solution to print to this printer from my XP machine?
08-23-2012 10:09 PM
Try the following: On the XP machine go to the Printers folder, Add a Printer, Local Printer, Create a Port, Local Port, \\Computername\Printername (use the actual share name for the computer and printer), OK, then select HP Deskjet 9800 series. (If the Deskjet 9800 is not available install the driver as if the printer was connected to LPt1:, then after the drivers are installed cancel and go back and add printer pointing to the new shared port.
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08-25-2012 10:07 AM
This worked great for me but my system is just the opposite. My desktop is the 32bit windows XP PRO. I have the HP deskjet 9800 connected to the desktop. My new laptop that I want to print from is the Windows7 64 bit system. On the laptop I was trying to add a printer using the shared/network option and it could not find the driver. So I followed your advice and added the printer as a local printer and it worked perfectly. As they say, YOU ARE THE MAN!