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we have a network shared HP P2035n laser jet printer connected to a XP computer, the shared printer users are using window 7 32bit platform. my manager brought a new Sony Vaio Laptop which is running on win7 64bit. i tried to connect the shared printer on his but, it started searching for windows update & gave a error massage drivers not found. How can i connect this printer to his pc..

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why would you stick win7 pcs behind an XP device to print? – Jim B Jan 8 '12 at 4:06
@DejaWood Server Fault is for Profession System Administrators only. This question will be moved to our sister site Super User, which is for casual and more advanced users like yourself. – Chris S Jan 9 '12 at 17:37

In the printer settings on the windows xp computer go into sharing tab and click additional drivers. Install the X64 driver there and reinstall on the laptop via the share. You will need to download the X64 driver off the HP website.

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thanks ill try..feels lyk this will work... – Deja Wood Jan 7 '12 at 10:49
brother printer cd got miss there anyways to install the additional drivers for printer direct connected PC... – Deja Wood Jan 7 '12 at 12:34
In your question you said it was a HP. If you go to the manufactures website they will have the drivers in a downloads section. If you can clarify the model if it is a HP or a brother I'll take a look for you. – t1nt1n Jan 7 '12 at 14:21
thank's a HP P2035n printer..i checked Hp site for drivers..& i got the windows 7 64bit drivers. you want me to install this in XP PC, which is directly connected.won't it be a problem..or is there any way to install this. – Deja Wood Jan 9 '12 at 8:56
You need to install it as an addional driver as above and it wont affect the Main driver. – t1nt1n Jan 9 '12 at 9:11

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