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Old October 10th, 2009, 07:42 PM
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Printer question with 7 and Virtual XP

I'm running Win7 RC .. no problem and I love it. I had my grandson install the Virtual Windows XP because I want to be able to use some of my older graphics programs. No problem and I love it. Recently purchased a new HP Photosmart printer. Installed it on Win7.... no problem and I love it.
Here's the problem...

If I design in one of my graphics programs (installed on Virtual Windows XP) I can't print out the results. I can't copy and paste it over to Win7 RC for printing because the program that it was designed in isn't installed in Win7.

How do I install a printer to the Virtual Windows so I can print out my creations?

Since this involves Win7, WinXP and a printer I wasn't sure where to post it. Sorry if it's in the wrong place.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Tony
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Old October 10th, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Hi Tony. Try the steps outlined in "Using USB and other Devices in Windows XP Mode" in this Technet Windows Virtual PC blog.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:46 AM
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Thanks.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:09 AM
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You are welcome. Did this fix your problem?
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Old October 11th, 2009, 03:37 PM
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Grandson will be over in the next day or two. I'll be sure to let you know the results.

Having used this forum several times I appreciate the help.

Tony
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Old October 11th, 2009, 08:34 PM
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Great and good luck.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 03:41 PM
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Great News! My grandson was sick today, wasn't able to go to school and so came to spend the day at my house. Now I know it's not good news that he was sick...hehe... BUT.. he followed the directions in the link supplied and put the printer installation disk in and it worked like a charm. I can now print in all my graphics programs. I am thrilled to say the least.

Thanks so much for this forum and all the good info you provide.

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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:36 PM
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Thats good news Tony and thanks for the update.
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