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    Question How to convert Xp 32 bit Printer driver to Win 7 64bit?

    I have a Konica Minota Di152 Printer/Copier on an ethernet print server. Konica did not release a 64 bit driver
    for this machine. I have a copy of the Microsoft Driver SDK . Is there an easy way to produce a 64bit driver using the XP 32 bit one as a guide.

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    XP is not Linux.

    Time to buy a new printer...one that supports Win10.

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    As you don't have the driver source code you can't re-compile it as 64bit.
    If you only want to use the printer you can use a generic PCL6 driver - look under manufacturer HP. You may also find a generic driver under Konika Minolta.

    cheers, Paul

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    You could keep an XP machine around and use it as a print server for this printer.

    Or, you could use a Windows 7 -- 32 bit -- machine, and see if the driver will work in that environment, and then use that machine as a print server for this printer.
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    I had a similar situation but with a scanner. I installed a 32-bit XP virtual machine and installed the driver there. Then when I needed to use the scanner, I fired up the virtual machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafed00d View Post
    I had a similar situation but with a scanner. I installed a 32-bit XP virtual machine and installed the driver there. Then when I needed to use the scanner, I fired up the virtual machine.
    That does not work unless the CPU supports Intel's Virtualization Direct I/O does it? Well under a majority do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldgeek View Post
    I have a Konica Minota Di152 Printer/Copier on an ethernet print server. Konica did not release a 64 bit driver for this machine.
    Not even 64-bit Vista driver for that printer? There's an outside chance that it might install and work under Windows 7 64-bit, of course presuming it exists.
    BATcher

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    Not even 64-bit Vista driver for that printer? There's an outside chance that it might install and work under Windows 7 64-bit, of course presuming it exists.
    Actually, there are Konica/Minolta drivers included in Vista...

    http://printer.konicaminolta.com/sup...d_in_vista.htm

    There are also quite a few Konica/Minolta drivers listed in the Add Printer Wizard on my Win7 Pro laptop as well.
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    I downloaded the HP Universal Driver for PCL6 Win 7 64bit.
    This works for Word and Excel 2007 which is 90% of what I print in B&W.
    It won't print web pages, .pdf or .jpg files. However if I drop a jpg file into Word it prints ok. It also prints native epub files from Calibre but not ones which were converted from .pdf files.

    This will keep me going for a while since this is a dual boot machine with XP and I can always print anything else from that if necessary.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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