Win7 Pro XP Mode

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by RagDyeR, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. RagDyeR

    RagDyeR Guest

    Don't know if this is the right place for this question.

    If not, would any of you guys recommend a site?

    Can't install printer in Virtual PC - XP Mode.

    Bought as a package from HP:
    HP Pavilion Elite, desktop.
    HP Photosmart C4780 printer.

    Downloaded and installed Virtual PC and got XP mode to work without any
    problems.
    Installed OE (which I'm using here for the NGs), and my CAD program
    (SmartSketch 2d).

    Copied all diagrams and floor plans to SmartSketch, and the program works
    perfectly.

    Only thing wrong is I can't install the printer (USB connection - works fine
    in Win7).
    Stand alone PC and single printer - nothing complicated.

    Called HP support and after 2 hours of installing from the disc to the XP
    mode, and trying a 100 different setting changes on the mchine,
    nothing works.
    They finally (after 2 hours) said they don't offer support for this
    "set-up", and they could forward me to their Upgraded tech support ... BUT
    FOR A SERVICE CHARGE! ! !

    I think smoke was COMING OUT OF MY EARS when I slammed down the phone!

    Caqn anyone offer any help, either links, or phone numbers, or actual
    suggestions?


    TIA,

    RD
    RagDyeR, Apr 11, 2010
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  2. RagDyeR

    Al Dykes Guest

    In article <>,
    RagDyeR <> wrote:
    >Don't know if this is the right place for this question.
    >
    >If not, would any of you guys recommend a site?
    >
    >Can't install printer in Virtual PC - XP Mode.
    >
    >Bought as a package from HP:
    >HP Pavilion Elite, desktop.
    >HP Photosmart C4780 printer.
    >


    That printer has a network interface.

    ISTM that your application under XP should be able to talk to the
    printer via tcp. The protocol is LPr/LPd nd it's been in every version
    of Windows from 98 on but MS changed the setup and terminology in
    every version of Windows.

    It's my favorite way to share a printer.

    I haven't played with this under Win/7 yet but it's the direction I'd
    go.


    --
    Al Dykes
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    Al Dykes, Apr 11, 2010
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  3. RagDyeR

    Jerry Guest

    More help is at:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro

    "RagDyeR" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Don't know if this is the right place for this question.
    >
    > If not, would any of you guys recommend a site?
    >
    > Can't install printer in Virtual PC - XP Mode.
    >
    > Bought as a package from HP:
    > HP Pavilion Elite, desktop.
    > HP Photosmart C4780 printer.
    >
    > Downloaded and installed Virtual PC and got XP mode to work without any
    > problems.
    > Installed OE (which I'm using here for the NGs), and my CAD program
    > (SmartSketch 2d).
    >
    > Copied all diagrams and floor plans to SmartSketch, and the program works
    > perfectly.
    >
    > Only thing wrong is I can't install the printer (USB connection - works
    > fine in Win7).
    > Stand alone PC and single printer - nothing complicated.
    >
    > Called HP support and after 2 hours of installing from the disc to the XP
    > mode, and trying a 100 different setting changes on the mchine,
    > nothing works.
    > They finally (after 2 hours) said they don't offer support for this
    > "set-up", and they could forward me to their Upgraded tech support ... BUT
    > FOR A SERVICE CHARGE! ! !
    >
    > I think smoke was COMING OUT OF MY EARS when I slammed down the phone!
    >
    > Caqn anyone offer any help, either links, or phone numbers, or actual
    > suggestions?
    >
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > RD
    >
    >
    Jerry, Apr 12, 2010
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  4. RagDyeR

    David Guest

    "RagDyeR" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Don't know if this is the right place for this question.
    >
    > If not, would any of you guys recommend a site?
    >
    > Can't install printer in Virtual PC - XP Mode.
    >
    > Bought as a package from HP:
    > HP Pavilion Elite, desktop.
    > HP Photosmart C4780 printer.
    >
    > Downloaded and installed Virtual PC and got XP mode to
    > work without any problems.
    > Installed OE (which I'm using here for the NGs), and my
    > CAD program (SmartSketch 2d).
    >
    > Copied all diagrams and floor plans to SmartSketch, and
    > the program works perfectly.
    >
    > Only thing wrong is I can't install the printer (USB
    > connection - works fine in Win7).
    > Stand alone PC and single printer - nothing complicated.


    In XP mode, did you actually make the USB connection? On the
    USB menu item you have to connect the device to the virtual
    machine.

    David
    David, Apr 12, 2010
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  5. RagDyeR

    RagDyeR Guest

    If you're talking about the bar at the top of the XP mode Desktop, YES!

    BUT, the dropdown *doesn't* display an option to attach a printer.
    Just shows "Mass Storage device".
    --
    Regards,

    RD
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    "David" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > "RagDyeR" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Don't know if this is the right place for this question.
    >>
    >> If not, would any of you guys recommend a site?
    >>
    >> Can't install printer in Virtual PC - XP Mode.
    >>
    >> Bought as a package from HP:
    >> HP Pavilion Elite, desktop.
    >> HP Photosmart C4780 printer.
    >>
    >> Downloaded and installed Virtual PC and got XP mode to work without any
    >> problems.
    >> Installed OE (which I'm using here for the NGs), and my CAD program
    >> (SmartSketch 2d).
    >>
    >> Copied all diagrams and floor plans to SmartSketch, and the program works
    >> perfectly.
    >>
    >> Only thing wrong is I can't install the printer (USB connection - works
    >> fine in Win7).
    >> Stand alone PC and single printer - nothing complicated.

    >
    > In XP mode, did you actually make the USB connection? On the USB menu item
    > you have to connect the device to the virtual machine.
    >
    > David
    >
    >
    RagDyeR, Apr 18, 2010
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