How to set up multiple print drivers for printer sharing?

Kyle MacDonald August 15, 2011

I am trying to set up print sharing at my home. I have made a home group and have all of the computers on the home group. I am just sharing the printer. I have both a 32-bit and a 64-bit computers. The printer that is hooked up to is on a 32-bit OS.

How do I install the 64-bit driver on the computer so the 64-bit laptop can print to it?

I have found some tutorials that explained how but were not very clear instructions. Also my printer is an Officejet 5610 model.

  1. Tina
    August 21, 2011 at 10:38 am


    were you able to set up your printer following the instructions above? Please let us know what worked for you. Thanks!

    August 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Hello, if you are sharing your printer from another computer, the only thing you have to do is add the printer to your 64 bit system.  What you can do is the following:

    -- On your 64 bit system, click on start
    -- select control panel
    -- select Hardware and Sound
    -- select add a printer under Devices and Printer
    -- select add a network,wireless or blue tooth printer
    -- make sure that your computer where printer is attached is on and also printer is turned on
    -- windows 7 is going to look for your printer and once it finds it, it will show you the path
    -- if it does not find the printer, click on the printer that I want is not listed
    -- click on next
    -- if successful, you will be notified that the printer was added
    -- click on next
    -- Make sure to checkmark, set this as default printer
    -- print a test page

  3. Anonymous
    August 16, 2011 at 7:15 am

    1) plug the printer into the computer
    2) install the HP driver package on the computer
    3) unplug the printer
    4) add the printer as a network printer
    5) delete the 'hardwired' printer

    File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

    Officejet 5610 model.
    printing from Windows 64-bit to a 32-bit Windows print server

    ensure you have the proper printer driver installed on your Windows 64bits box
    goto printers and devices, add new printer
    select local printer
    use existing port (LPT1)
    select proper print driver
    click next throughout rest of process
    name the printer how you'd like it to be displayed.
    let it install...
    select "do not share"
    when finished, right click and select "Printer Properties"
    goto ports tab, click "Add port..."
    select "Local Port" and then click "New Port..."
    type in the exact network address for the printer. ie: printserver01hplaserj
    click OK, then click close
    ensure the new port is selected and click Apply, then close
    test printer. If it doesn't work than you may have an incorrect or incompatible print driver installed

    Aparently in this case HP Universal PCL6 works great

    1) Share Permissions
    1. On explorer, go to C:windowssystem32spoolPRINTERS
    2. Right click, Properties
    3. Sharing tab
    4. Advanced Sharing
    5. Check "Share this folder"
    6. Permissions
    7. Grant everyone Full Control

    2) NTFS Permissions
    1. On explorer, go to C:windowssystem32spoolprinters
    2. Right click, Properties
    3. Security tab
    4. Edit
    5. Add
    6. Advanced
    7. Find Now
    8. Choose "NETWORK"
    9. OK
    10. Grant NETWORK Full Control