Sharing XP Mode printer with Windows 7

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  1. achih

    achih New Member

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    I have a printer (Xerox WorkCentre PE220) that doesn't yet have Windows 7 drivers.
    Managed to work around that by using Windows Virtual PC and installing XP Mode.
    Problem is I need to start Windows XP Mode whenever I want to use the printer.
    Is there anyway to share the Printer from XP Mode with Windows 7 desktop?
     
  2. achih

    achih New Member

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    No one with an answer?
     
  3. Ky125

    Ky125 New Member

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    achih;

    I have the same problem with my Canon Printer.
    No x64 drivers, but runs in XP mode.
    I haven't found a way to get to it from windows 7.
    If I keep my printer, my only choice now is to install openoffice in XP mode and either create the documents in MS office in windows 7 and open them again in openoffice to print
    or open/create/print the documents with openoffice in XP mode.:frown:
     
  4. Ky125

    Ky125 New Member

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    Thanks Drew;
    That was what I meant by the second option.
    I should of been more detailed.
    "whilst in XP, find files in the Win7 machine", open them in open office "& print them out of the XP vm".
    This is what I am doing currently.
    Do you have a utility that lets me "find the files .... & print them" without needing the office package installed in XP vm?
     

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