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Is there any way to get a 32-bit GDI printer driver to run on Windows 7 x64 ... or any 64-bit Windows OS?

The printer in question is a Canon LBP 5200. Here is the driver download page.

Nope, Virtual XP doesn't work.

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Virtual machine works greate unless you forget to connect the printer to the guest machine. By default all devices are only connected to the host. –  Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Sep 6 '13 at 1:21
    
Does it work if the host is x64? Which host? Which VM software? –  CAD bloke Sep 6 '13 at 5:28
    
Virtual box, virtual PC and VMWare all can pass-through devices to guest. MS uses this for XP Mode on win 7 x64 for compatibility. But MS virtual PC is much worse compared to virtual box & VMWare –  Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Sep 6 '13 at 5:31

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Short answer: No. For a 64-bit OS, you need 64-bit drivers.

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I thought so - just thought I'd ask anyway. Thanks –  CAD bloke Aug 14 '09 at 1:03

No. Windows x64 can only handle 64 bit software (drivers, etc) at the kernel level.

Maybe if you find a compatible printer with 64 bit drivers.

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