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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Apr-14 22:11:53
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Cant get printer to work on win 8.1 x64


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Printer works fine on x86 version but for some reason on the x64 version the spooler is not communicating with any printer except the wps printer/writer. I have an HP 710c and a D1460 deskjets and cant print to either. The 64 bit drivers come with windows for both but when i print a test page - nothing. I did a fresh install of win 8.1 update 1 from a usb drive using my key and activate the x64 version. Any help as google and MS community has turned up nothing so far?

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Apr-14 22:20:25
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It seems to be a known problem with 64-bit Windows installations. A patch is available but it currently does not work with Windows 8.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Apr-14 22:34:52
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Many thanks mick at least its not me I been looking all day for this problem. Hope a win 8 patch comes out soon wonder why the driver files dont work on 8, reading the thread now but also my networked D1460 (new model) doesnt work either.

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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Apr-14 22:46:24
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Re: Cant get printer to work on win 8.1 x64


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Try installing the latest D1460 drivers--they are available for Win 8.1 64-bit.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Apr-14 00:04:06
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That worked 1 down 1 to go at least I can print to 1 printer now.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Apr-14 01:03:07
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Is this a directly connected printer or is it one shared across the network?

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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Apr-14 01:12:12
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The HP 710C is a very old model. It is parallel port only. I have an OfficeJet 725 multifunction printer--same technology and same problems. I just use it as a stand-alone fax machine and copier.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Apr-14 01:13:07
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The one that works is a network printer the one that doesnt is directly connected. Even the patch mick linked to doesnt work on win 8 although it is for win 7.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Apr-14 01:16:10
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In that thread you linked to mick the poster said a win 8 patch may be forthcoming so there is hope for my rock solid 710c, although I can now print across the network to the D1460.

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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Apr-14 01:24:12
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In reply to a post by Banger:
That worked 1 down 1 to go at least I can print to 1 printer now.
My guess is that the existing drivers for the 710C etc. were written using the Windows NT driver model and support for this was dropped in Windows 8, so don't hold your breath.

'Sir, please,' she said... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
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