I am trying to get an old printer driver (for an "Epson Stylus Color" [their first hi-res printer, hence no trailing model number]) to work on newer equipment. It works under 32-bit Windows XP running on a 32-bit Intel Pentium 4 processor. It won't install under 32-bit Windows 7 running on a 64-bit AMD quad-core processor. But I suspect that if I had 32-bit Windows 7 running on a 64-bit Intel quad-core processor, it would install because I see that the Windows XP driver properties show "Intel".

Is there some way I can simulate/try, or find/enlist someone to try, this combination in advance so that I don't have to BUY such a machine just to find out whether it works?


Unless there is a driver for your current OS, you are out of luck. Windows 7 offers XP mode, install that then install the XP printer driver in XP mode>>>>>>microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8002

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  • I see. Do you know of a way to get the Host OS to be able to send print jobs to the Guest OS/Virtual-XP Mode? – kackle123 dances with Monica Jul 11 at 20:11

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