HP Color LaserJet 4550 - Networking Windows XP 32-bit (x86) with Widows Vista 64-bit

Posted: 11-13-2008, 07:17 PM

Hi there,

I currently have a Windows XP (x86) computer running with my "HP Color
LaserJet 4550" printer attached.
It has been working great for ages, and I share it on my network to my
other home computers. All the other computers in my house are also
32-bit.

I recently purchased a new computer which is running 64-bit Windows
Vista.
When I try to add the printer I get this error:
"The Server for the 'HP Color LaserJet 4550 PCL 6' printer does not
have the correct driver installed. If you want to search for the proper
driver, click OK. Otherwise, click Cancel and contact your network
administrator or original equipment manufacturer for correct printer
driver."

I went to the HP website and downloaded the latest 64-bit Vista
drivers, but I still get the error after installing them.
I can see that in actual fact the 64-bit drivers need to be on the
32-bit Windows XP machine, but the setup won't run on it as it's a
64-bit application

Any ideas? Many thanks in advance...

PS.
I did a search a tried a few of the solutions which looked like they
might work, but with no luck.
Eg. From the x64 pc navigating to the remote printers folder, right
clicking and selecting "Server Properties", going to drivers and
clicking add - the add button was greyed out...


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pandaking

HP Color LaserJet 4550 - Networking Windows XP 32-bit (x86) with Widows Vista 64-bit


Responses to "HP Color LaserJet 4550 - Networking Windows XP 32-bit (x86) with Widows Vista 64-bit"

Alan Morris [MSFT]
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Re: HP Color LaserJet 4550 - Networking Windows XP 32-bit (x86) with Widows Vista 64-bit
Posted: 11-14-2008, 02:07 AM
download the x64 HP driver with the name

HP Color LaserJet 4550 PCL 6.

Don't use setup to install the driver, get the driver that has the inf
files, use the Add driver wizard in the printers folder server properties
(run as administrator).

Then make the connection to the XP machine. The client spooler service
knows that you did not install the x64 driver on the server, then will look
for the same named driver on the client, match the name and create the
connection.


If HP does not have a 64bit driver with this name, then you cannot create an
RPC connection to the 32 bit machine sharing the printer using this named
driver.

But it's pretty simple to create an SMB connection to XP using XP default
security settings, look for Local Port in other posts to go down that path.

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Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

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"pandaking" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:8994848ab85516ca24878a054c20ebd7@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi there,
>
> I currently have a Windows XP (x86) computer running with my "HP Color
> LaserJet 4550" printer attached.
> It has been working great for ages, and I share it on my network to my
> other home computers. All the other computers in my house are also
> 32-bit.
>
> I recently purchased a new computer which is running 64-bit Windows
> Vista.
> When I try to add the printer I get this error:
> "The Server for the 'HP Color LaserJet 4550 PCL 6' printer does not
> have the correct driver installed. If you want to search for the proper
> driver, click OK. Otherwise, click Cancel and contact your network
> administrator or original equipment manufacturer for correct printer
> driver."
>
> I went to the HP website and downloaded the latest 64-bit Vista
> drivers, but I still get the error after installing them.
> I can see that in actual fact the 64-bit drivers need to be on the
> 32-bit Windows XP machine, but the setup won't run on it as it's a
> 64-bit application
>
> Any ideas? Many thanks in advance...
>
> PS.
> I did a search a tried a few of the solutions which looked like they
> might work, but with no luck.
> Eg. From the x64 pc navigating to the remote printers folder, right
> clicking and selecting "Server Properties", going to drivers and
> clicking add - the add button was greyed out...
>
>
> --
> pandaking

pandaking
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Re: HP Color LaserJet 4550 - Networking Windows XP 32-bit (x86) with Widows Vista 64-bit
Posted: 11-14-2008, 07:56 PM

Hi Alan
I found vista comes with a 64-bit driver, BUT it is named differently
It's "HP Color LaserJet 4550 *PCL6*" instead of "HP Color LaserJet 455
*PCL 6*

Any ideas? It seems the names need to be identical here. There must b
a way of renaming them..

Thanks for the help so far :

--
pandaking
pandaking
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Re: HP Color LaserJet 4550 - Networking Windows XP 32-bit (x86) with Widows Vista 64-bit
Posted: 11-14-2008, 08:44 PM

I followed your suggestion and found the following thread which solved
my problem:
http://www.vistax64.com/vista-print-...r-printer.html

Many thanks


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pandaking
 
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