I have a Home Network with 3 machines:
1, An older machine running XP pro with a HP 1200 laser printer (shared on the network).
2. A laptop running 32 bit Windows 7
3. A desktop running 64 Bit Windows 7
The 32 bit laptop finds and runs the shared printer with no problem. The 64 bit machine finds the shared printer on the network but the install process hangs when it goes to fetch the drivers and I have to use the OS task manager to kill it.
I can see why the drivers being fetch from the 32 bit system hangs (I cannot understand why the install process could not notice they were not signed for 64 bit use) and I have not read anywhere that this type of sharing is not possible (this being sites that try to explain what things work and what things don't on 64 Bit machines).
Before I continue to trial error for a solution I am wondering can anyone tell why it should not be possible and or how I might make it work.