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how to print to a 32bit driver supported printer from 64bit os?

By secretkept ·
My problem is that i bought this printer some time ago when 64bit os' were still a long way off howevere this machine is in fantastic shape and will last me another 5 years for sure. I'm in the process of moving all my machines into 64 bit os' but have to leave one at 32 bit to support my canon ImageCLASS D760. The printer driver was updated for vista but does not support 64bit vista both as a local pinter or a network share. It has a bit of software that manages the printer and reports back status messages about print jobs and what not. I'd really love to be able to print to this printer from all my 64bit vista systems seamlessly. Any one know of ANY work arounds (software OR hardware) that i can get to make this thing just work for a few more years?

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re: how to print to a 32bit driver supported printer from 64bit os?

by pcrx_greg In reply to how to print to a 32bit d ...

Unless you can get Canon to write a driver for your printer, you are probably out of luck. However, you might try installing the printer using one of the other Canon drivers included with the OS to see if you might find one that works. I don't know specifically about Canon, but many HP Laserjet printers will work with basic printing functionality using Laserjet 4 or 5 series drivers. I would try installing any ImageClass drivers that are included with Vista to see if any of them work.

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Thanks but tried and failed.

by secretkept In reply to re: how to print to a 32b ...

Thanks alot for the good advice but that was the first thing i thought of as well. None of the other drivers even kick the device out of power save let alone print. Canon has already stated in 2 seperate phone and one email conversations that no such driver will be written and they offered a measley 10% off a new product. Any one else have a thought?

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