Windows 7 driver for remote printer

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Microsoft Windows 7
Printer drivers
Remote Printing
Windows 7 Printing
I have an HP7600 printer on a remote share running XP. The laptop running Win7, connects to the remote share, recognizes the printer as a HP7600 but cannot find the built in Windows 7 driver and asks for an .inf file. If I hook up the printer directly to the WIN7 usb port, it installs fine. How do I get the Win7 machine to pop up the printer selection dialog after it finds the printer, OR if I install the printer locally on the USB port, how do I redirect the port to the printer share?

Software/Hardware used:
HP 7600 and Win7

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Found this help on a blog:

Try this and see if it helps:

1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared – assume it’s called SHAREDPRINTER.

2) On the Network Browsing on your Windows 7 machine ensure you can “See” the Printer share.

Now on the Windows 7 machine do the following (doesn’t matter if it’s X-86 or x-64).

3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it’s on a Network but hold your horses — what we are actually doing is “Poodlefaking” the Windows 7 machine into thinking it’s running the printer.

4) Create NEW port==>Local port

5) Portname is \\XPMACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

6) Now Windows 7 will load a driver and you’ll be able to print on the XP machine.

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  • ThankYouVeryMuch
    After 3 days trying I was going round the bend but your solution totally worked for me - THANK YOU!
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