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February 1, 2010 8:11 AM Subscribe
[NoChanceInHeckFilter]Old Print Server won't play nice with Win7 x64, does fine with anything x86.
posted by TomMelee to computers & internet (12 answers total)
Ok, so... I've got a fairly new HP x64 system running win7 Professional. I've also got a desk-side all in one that I use mostly for scanning. It works fine, but my per-page expense is nuts. I have tried refilling it, but because it uses pressurized cartridges this generally won't work. Or, rather, I can print 2 pages and then it can't feed ink fast enough.
SO, the office employs a Konica/Minolta di470 copier attached to a Minolta Fiery X3 server. Everyone else uses this machine, and my laptop (XP) uses it just fine. According to the manufacturers website, the X3 server drivers are included in the win7 install.
I've found both the di470 in the add/remove printers dialogue, and i've found the fiery as well, and the drivers install perfectly but printing doesn't work.
Right now, I have to email myself (or share) documents to my laptop, then walk across the office to print from there. I print a lot.
The fellow who does the tech service for the machine says there are no x64 drivers for the fiery, and this is the issue. I believe this is incorrect and he just wants to sell us a new print server.
So now I'm looking for solutions. I tried sharing the printer from XP, but of course it "shares" 32 bit drivers which just don't work. I can't figure out how to emulate xp for a printer. I *could* install vmware and a virtual machine (gag), but that seems like overkill.
I am the first machine in this office to go to 7, but everyone else will be following over the next several months.
I'm not optimistic that anyone will be able to provide help on this, but large-office print servers are new to me and maybe not to you. (I do have the config page for the copier, the IP address, etc...but still, it no printy.)