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Unable to share printer to 32 bit machines from 64 bit server

I have a windows 2008 x64 machine with my printer HP Laserjet 5035 MFP connected. I want to share that printer with all my  machines on my domain that is running XP x86. I go through all the wizards and I can share files. But when I try to add the printer in XP I keep getting the message: "The server for 'HP Laserjet MFP 5035 printer does not have the correct printer driver installed. Then I click on OK to search for the driver and I get "Windows cannot locate a suitable driver.

I have installed the  64 driverson the windows 2008 machine. I've downloaded the newest drivers from HP and when I try to add additional drivers to windows 2008 (the x86 driver), It'll direct to it and it gives me the error "The specified location does not contain the driver for the requested processor architecture." But it is the right xp x86 driver! I even installed the driver from theHP disk it came with on the XP machine, hooked it up directly to the xp box and could print just fine. So the correct drivers are installed, but windows tells me otherwise when trying to connect over the network.
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you need to add the x86 driver to the 2008 server,

while in the control panel/printers window, press right mouse key somewhere in the blank and choose server properties, then drivers and add driver there... :)
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Nope. It didn't helped me...
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