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Windows 7 32- bit and 64-bit printer sharing.

HEllo everyone,

This is the currrent environment.

-Windows 7 32-bit OS is hosting HP CM2320nf and is sharing this printer.
-New Windows 7- 64-bit OS needs to connect to this printer.

I have been on HP's website and downloaded the driver they specify that will work for windows 7 but it will not work. Any suggestions on what generic driver I can use?

Any help is appreciated
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madhatter5501Commented:
I could be wrong, but doesn't the computer hosting the shared printer have to have the 64bit driver installed as well or at least in its repository?
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
The HP driver won't work where?
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
That is to say, you know you need to go into the printer properties on the 32-bit machine and set up "Additional Drivers..." under the Sharing tab?...
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j_tech36Author Commented:
Yes, I have have tried doing that on the host computer (32-bit) adding the additional 64 bit driver but when I point to driver it searches for an amd driver. I have tripple checked  and both computers are intel based
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desailleCommented:
the 64bit driver needs to be the EXACT same driver version as the 32bit counterpart.

Try downloading the VERY LATEST 32 bit driver, install that and then install the 64bit counterpart.

I use HP's universal driver on any HP printer that supports with with great success.  My environment is now about 50/50 split between 32 and 64.
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desailleCommented:
also, regarding the AMD message you are getting, 64bit architecture is regularly referred to as AMD64.  Intel or amd, doesn't matter.  I"m not sure the history of it but I'm guessing AMD developed it.
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j_tech36Author Commented:
I will need a few more days to take care of this
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j_tech36Author Commented:
I needed to use the universal driver, and that resolved my issue.
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