printer installs on xp home but not xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by bob, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. bob

    bob Guest

    i have kinda old beater hp laserjet 6L, but works fine for what is needed of
    it and is currently installed on an xp home machine. am replacing that box
    with an xp pro machine, but get error on install either with new hardware
    found or install new printer.
    the error msg is not helpful and there is nothing in the event viewer
    'printer driver was not installed, operation could not be completed'
    the install finish flashes a box with a path leading to
    "windows/system32/spool/drivers..../30603552"
    it literally has the ...... like a link to long url
    i copied the hp folder in that path on the xp home machine but no help there.
    from the looks of it installed on the xp home machine its trying to create a
    folder under drivers with at least one file named 3060352
    there are no drivers available on the hp site that i can find, its a dead
    end there, and there are some posts indicating that the only drivers that
    will work are the ones supplied with xp.
    since it installs on xp home and it is specifically there in the xp list of
    available printers and new hardware found recognizes it as a laserjet 6L,
    there must be someway to get it installed?
    is there someway to get the xp home version over to the xp box?
     
    bob, Mar 21, 2009
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  2. Remove the stuff you copied over. Run the printer setup wizard and don't let
    it autodetect plug/play printers. Select the port & select the driver from
    the list. See what happens.

    If this doesn't work, do you have another printer you can test with?
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Mar 21, 2009
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