Win 7 64 bit Upgrade problem with 64 Bit printer drivers.
Posted on 2011-09-08
I’m looking for some direction on upgrading to Win 7 64 bit.
I created Win7 64bit image, but some of our field servers are using Windows 2000 pro and do not have 64 bit drivers for printers so I cannot use that image for our field users.
What I considered so far (we mostly use HP):
1.Find all or most Printer models on our network and install all the 64 bit drivers on the image.( kind of a slow process of finding the printer models that we use at over 100 locations…most likely solution)
2.Install Universal 64bit print drivers from HP( does not work with our old custom software)
3.Replace the Win 2000 servers ( will happen within a year and we need to use the win 7 image now)
4.Install additional 64 bit driver under each printer on each Win2000 server. . (I do not think that can be done on Win 2000)
Does anyone one have any other ideas on how to implement the 64 bit printer drivers for our Win 7 64bit user OS upgrade?
Thank you for any help!