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Printer Sharing in 64bit Operating System

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September 9, 2018


Printer Sharing in 64bit OS

12 hours      Beginners

How to Shared a Printer between x86 and x64 Windows Operating System.

This article describes how to shared printer between 32 bit and 64 bit Windows Operating System.

The problem: You have a printer which install in 32 bit Windows Operating System. How do you print files to that shared printer for printing from a system that is running the 64-bit version of Windows Operating System.

Before we go further find out what version of windows you are running.

To find out what version Windows Operating System you are running, click the Start button, right-click Computer and click on the Properties button or right-click on computer icon in your desktop then click properties. This will tell you whether you system is running a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows.

Following object required during installation.
1 printer
USB Cable
Driver CD of that printer given by manufacturer
2 Systems with 1 installed with 32 bit OS and Other is 64 bit OS.

Switch and Cables, if want to access shared printer wireless then you need a Access Point Here i am using Switch and cables for connectivity between these systems.

Step 1

First of all to check whether system are reachable to each other for that use PING command from command line, Example ping .if you get ping then your connectivity is fine.

1:- If not then check the cables and switch, if ok then
2:- Check ip address of both side whether they are belong to same network or not.
3:- Check the whether windows/antivirus firewall is turn off or not, for turn off windows firewall , click Start button, click Control panel then go to window firewall.

Then click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off

Click Turn off Windows Firewall(not recommended) then
Click OK.
From above troubleshooting of network connectivity now you can ping to each other.

Step 2
Plug Printer in 32 bit OS and put driver CD on CD/DVD tray installed driver in that by running SETUP.EXE from CD.
After install completed then go to Devices and Printer from control panel, Right click on Printer Icon click Printer properties then go to sharing Tab.

Click Share this printer check box.

Click Additional Drivers.

Click x64 check box after clicking check box you prompt to Install print drivers.

Click Browser go CD/DVD drive select autorun.inf this will installed x64 drivers.

Go to Other system with 64 bit OS running.
In Run Type following \\ example \\

Which you prompt for username and password for that system where printer is installed by USB cable. If Password is not set then you must set password on the system.
After entering username and password you see printer ICON Right click, click connect wait till driver installation complete.

After successfully installation of driver you now able to print from 64bit to 32 bit Windows Operating System.
Pintu Jaiswal

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