Posted on 2012-04-04
I have a peer-to-peer network serving my home and my home office. We've 3 wireless laptops, three tablets (Kindel, ASUS Transformer, Galaxy something 7"), three smart phones, and four desktops (principaly office). DSL, Wireless/Router, switches...etc ... No server.
We have a network printer and a USB connected printer. One of the desktops serves as the "Family" PC and hosts the (shared) USB connected printer. Excepting 2 computers - all are 64bit Win7 Pro. Of the two that are not, one is a laptop with Win7Pro 32-bit, one is a test PC with Windows 8 32-bit.
What I do not understand is how to make 32-bit device/printer drivers available in a network that is almost all 64-bit. Given the use of the 'Family' desktop as a print and file server - where do I place 32-bit drivers so that when needed - they are available and they work.
Many thanks for your help - and if appropriate - Happy Easter.