Printing from windows 7 via a printer print on a shared machine machine xp...

Have a new Windows 7 computer. Have an old XP Machine I have a shared printer (Brother MFC 8640D printer).

The 7 machine uses drivers for the printer and print on the printer when the printer is directly connected to this machine. However, when I try to share the printer on the XP machine, it is said that he can not find the driver for the printer. I tried to download the driver from the brother Web site 7 to the XP machine with no luck (they failed 7 even as an option on their website) has tried to turn the printer on the 7 machine and make the shared printer from there and then have print XP machine from there with luck either.

Said that possible I had to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional and this could solve the problems. Suggestions?


An update will not fix this problem.
XP and Windows 7 are really different, conflicts like this are always that does not exist.

Have you tried manual installation of Windows Seven?
Try to install this way (text is incorrect, I have Dutch in English)

1. make sure you have shared the printer correctly in Windows XP
2. to win seven explore the network and dubbleclick computer XP.
(if not found automatically type the IP address in the start menu--> search like this: \\
3. the shared printer should show here, right click it and chooce 'Connect' (if not shown here, the printer is properly shared nog)

If Windows still asks you a driver, manually browse trough the list and select the printer in Windows Seven.
It should install the correct driver and must always be able to print low.

You say that you have connected and installed the printer on Windows Seven directly the correct driver should be under the overview of Windows Seven.

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