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How to use a shared printer (win xp 32bit) on windows 7 (64 bit) without 64bit driver?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Markus, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Markus

    Markus Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I've connected my Epson EPL-5900L to my desktop-pc (Windows XP 32bit) and
    share it in the network.
    Now I want to use this shared printer on a Windows 7 (64bit) notebook but
    unfortunately there are no 64bit drivers for this printer (not for windows 7
    and not for vista).

    Is there a way I can use this printer on the notebook?
    --> Maybe a "proxy-printer" on the XP-machine where exists 64bit driver für
    windows 7.

    Hopefully someone can help me.

    Markus
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Post here:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7hardware/threads

    Or here: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/threads
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Markus wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've connected my Epson EPL-5900L to my desktop-pc (Windows XP 32bit) and
    > share it in the network.
    > Now I want to use this shared printer on a Windows 7 (64bit) notebook but
    > unfortunately there are no 64bit drivers for this printer (not for windows
    > 7
    > and not for vista).
    >
    > Is there a way I can use this printer on the notebook?
    > --> Maybe a "proxy-printer" on the XP-machine where exists 64bit driver
    > für
    > windows 7.
    >
    > Hopefully someone can help me.
    >
    > Markus
     
  3. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    Re: How to use a shared printer (win xp 32bit) on windows 7 (64 bit)without 64bit driver?

    On 8/14/2010 1:44 PM, Markus wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've connected my Epson EPL-5900L to my desktop-pc (Windows XP 32bit) and
    > share it in the network.
    > Now I want to use this shared printer on a Windows 7 (64bit) notebook but
    > unfortunately there are no 64bit drivers for this printer (not for windows 7
    > and not for vista).
    >
    > Is there a way I can use this printer on the notebook?
    > --> Maybe a "proxy-printer" on the XP-machine where exists 64bit driver für
    > windows 7.
    >
    > Hopefully someone can help me.
    >
    > Markus
    >
    >

    A quick search did not locate any win 7 64 drivers.
    I also tried to find the specs, but Epson only listed a 5700i
    Perhaps the printer can use either a generic postscript or ESC P/2
    driver? The 5700i specs did not mention what the programming and
    emulation capabilities are for this printer.
     
  4. Markus

    Markus Flightless Bird

    I'm not sure if I can use a generic postscript driver.
    How can I test it?

    Markus

    "Chuck" <cdkuder@msn.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:%23Tik0L%23OLHA.5028@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > On 8/14/2010 1:44 PM, Markus wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I've connected my Epson EPL-5900L to my desktop-pc (Windows XP 32bit) and
    >> share it in the network.
    >> Now I want to use this shared printer on a Windows 7 (64bit) notebook but
    >> unfortunately there are no 64bit drivers for this printer (not for
    >> windows 7
    >> and not for vista).
    >>
    >> Is there a way I can use this printer on the notebook?
    >> --> Maybe a "proxy-printer" on the XP-machine where exists 64bit driver
    >> für
    >> windows 7.
    >>
    >> Hopefully someone can help me.
    >>
    >> Markus
    >>
    >>

    > A quick search did not locate any win 7 64 drivers.
    > I also tried to find the specs, but Epson only listed a 5700i
    > Perhaps the printer can use either a generic postscript or ESC P/2 driver?
    > The 5700i specs did not mention what the programming and emulation
    > capabilities are for this printer.
     
  5. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    Re: How to use a shared printer (win xp 32bit) on windows 7 (64 bit)without 64bit driver?

    On 8/14/2010 3:56 PM, Markus wrote:
    > I'm not sure if I can use a generic postscript driver.
    > How can I test it?
    >
    > Markus
    >
    > "Chuck"<cdkuder@msn.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:%23Tik0L%23OLHA.5028@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> On 8/14/2010 1:44 PM, Markus wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I've connected my Epson EPL-5900L to my desktop-pc (Windows XP 32bit) and
    >>> share it in the network.
    >>> Now I want to use this shared printer on a Windows 7 (64bit) notebook but
    >>> unfortunately there are no 64bit drivers for this printer (not for
    >>> windows 7
    >>> and not for vista).
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way I can use this printer on the notebook?
    >>> --> Maybe a "proxy-printer" on the XP-machine where exists 64bit driver
    >>> für
    >>> windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> Hopefully someone can help me.
    >>>
    >>> Markus
    >>>
    >>>

    >> A quick search did not locate any win 7 64 drivers.
    >> I also tried to find the specs, but Epson only listed a 5700i
    >> Perhaps the printer can use either a generic postscript or ESC P/2 driver?
    >> The 5700i specs did not mention what the programming and emulation
    >> capabilities are for this printer.

    >
    >

    Windows Update (From install a printer) Has additional Epson and
    postscript drivers available. It may take enough time to update the
    driver list that you think it has frozen.
    From this point, it's a matter of picking a likely candidate and see
    what happens.
    I did not notice any that exactly matched your printer, but there were
    various Epson drivers that are sort of generic, and Microsoft drivers
    that might work to some extent.
    A problem area was the lack of info concerning your printer in the
    specs. on the Epson web site. The Esc P level was not defined, and so
    forth. Many of the "early" laser printers were a combination of ASCII
    printers, postscript printers, and a Mfrs generic (Esc P), as well as
    with some features somewhat unique to a particular printer model.

    Epson used to have a printer programming document for each model or
    series that was available on request. I haven't had to ask for one in
    years, so I don't know what Epson does currently, let alone with a model
    as old as the 5700.
     
  6. Markus

    Markus Flightless Bird

    It seems that the 5900L has no PCL support.
    But I've solved the problem with this tutorial:
    http://iharder.sourceforge.net/current/macosx/winmacprinter/
    I just created the postscript-print (in my case a HP LaserJet 4000 Series
    PS) and shared this printer.
    --> Maybe you someone need to download the HP Universal Print Driver:
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...askId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25474

    Now I use this printer on Win7 and the output of this printer is redirected
    to gsprint which prints the output on my Epson EPL-5900L.

    It's not nice but works. :)

    Markus

    "Chuck" <cdkuder@msn.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:u2K6fY$OLHA.4344@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > On 8/14/2010 3:56 PM, Markus wrote:
    >> I'm not sure if I can use a generic postscript driver.
    >> How can I test it?
    >>
    >> Markus
    >>
    >> "Chuck"<cdkuder@msn.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    >> news:%23Tik0L%23OLHA.5028@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> On 8/14/2010 1:44 PM, Markus wrote:
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> I've connected my Epson EPL-5900L to my desktop-pc (Windows XP 32bit)
    >>>> and
    >>>> share it in the network.
    >>>> Now I want to use this shared printer on a Windows 7 (64bit) notebook
    >>>> but
    >>>> unfortunately there are no 64bit drivers for this printer (not for
    >>>> windows 7
    >>>> and not for vista).
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a way I can use this printer on the notebook?
    >>>> --> Maybe a "proxy-printer" on the XP-machine where exists 64bit
    >>>> driver
    >>>> für
    >>>> windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>> Hopefully someone can help me.
    >>>>
    >>>> Markus
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> A quick search did not locate any win 7 64 drivers.
    >>> I also tried to find the specs, but Epson only listed a 5700i
    >>> Perhaps the printer can use either a generic postscript or ESC P/2
    >>> driver?
    >>> The 5700i specs did not mention what the programming and emulation
    >>> capabilities are for this printer.

    >>
    >>

    > Windows Update (From install a printer) Has additional Epson and
    > postscript drivers available. It may take enough time to update the driver
    > list that you think it has frozen.
    > From this point, it's a matter of picking a likely candidate and see what
    > happens.
    > I did not notice any that exactly matched your printer, but there were
    > various Epson drivers that are sort of generic, and Microsoft drivers that
    > might work to some extent.
    > A problem area was the lack of info concerning your printer in the specs.
    > on the Epson web site. The Esc P level was not defined, and so forth.
    > Many of the "early" laser printers were a combination of ASCII printers,
    > postscript printers, and a Mfrs generic (Esc P), as well as with some
    > features somewhat unique to a particular printer model.
    >
    > Epson used to have a printer programming document for each model or series
    > that was available on request. I haven't had to ask for one in years, so I
    > don't know what Epson does currently, let alone with a model as old as the
    > 5700.
    >
     
  7. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    Re: How to use a shared printer (win xp 32bit) on windows 7 (64 bit)without 64bit driver?

    On 8/14/2010 5:17 PM, Chuck wrote:
    > On 8/14/2010 3:56 PM, Markus wrote:
    >> I'm not sure if I can use a generic postscript driver.
    >> How can I test it?
    >>
    >> Markus
    >>
    >> "Chuck"<cdkuder@msn.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    >> news:%23Tik0L%23OLHA.5028@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> On 8/14/2010 1:44 PM, Markus wrote:
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> I've connected my Epson EPL-5900L to my desktop-pc (Windows XP
    >>>> 32bit) and
    >>>> share it in the network.
    >>>> Now I want to use this shared printer on a Windows 7 (64bit)
    >>>> notebook but
    >>>> unfortunately there are no 64bit drivers for this printer (not for
    >>>> windows 7
    >>>> and not for vista).
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a way I can use this printer on the notebook?
    >>>> --> Maybe a "proxy-printer" on the XP-machine where exists 64bit driver
    >>>> für
    >>>> windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>> Hopefully someone can help me.
    >>>>
    >>>> Markus
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> A quick search did not locate any win 7 64 drivers.
    >>> I also tried to find the specs, but Epson only listed a 5700i
    >>> Perhaps the printer can use either a generic postscript or ESC P/2
    >>> driver?
    >>> The 5700i specs did not mention what the programming and emulation
    >>> capabilities are for this printer.

    >>
    >>

    > Windows Update (From install a printer) Has additional Epson and
    > postscript drivers available. It may take enough time to update the
    > driver list that you think it has frozen.
    > From this point, it's a matter of picking a likely candidate and see
    > what happens.
    > I did not notice any that exactly matched your printer, but there were
    > various Epson drivers that are sort of generic, and Microsoft drivers
    > that might work to some extent.
    > A problem area was the lack of info concerning your printer in the
    > specs. on the Epson web site. The Esc P level was not defined, and so
    > forth. Many of the "early" laser printers were a combination of ASCII
    > printers, postscript printers, and a Mfrs generic (Esc P), as well as
    > with some features somewhat unique to a particular printer model.
    >
    > Epson used to have a printer programming document for each model or
    > series that was available on request. I haven't had to ask for one in
    > years, so I don't know what Epson does currently, let alone with a model
    > as old as the 5700.
    >

    "I'm not sure if I can use a generic postscript driver. How can I test it?"

    Basically, you install the driver, and point it to the printer. Your
    printer is a parallel port printer, according to the Epson data.
    It may also have a network interface, but that was not mentioned.
     

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