Re: Can drivers from Vista x64 DVD be copied to XP64 machine?

I'm going to start this by stating I'm just a print guy. No fax, no scan,
just print.

The files on Vista and for all OS going forward are not in a compress flat
file format. The files get installed due to policies and manifests (I'm not
a setup guy either) which is why the installed OS cannot locate the files on
the disk.

I'm not sure how scanners get installed but for printers, all the print
drivers are installed into the driverstore when the OS is installed.

The files are located in \windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository

the print driver all start with prn[vendor] where vendor is a two
character code.

There is a hpscan directory under the same path so maybe the scanner stuff
is there

This is what I have done for printers

share the directory of the x64 Vista machine

plug in the device on the XP x64 machine, point to the share and drill to
prnhhp???? . There is an inf file in this directory for the printer, I'm
hoping that the Plug and Play process will read and install all the
components as they are enumerated on the device.

Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

"Travis" <travismorien@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Jan 16, 11:02 am, Travis <travismor...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jan 16, 5:53 am, "Cari \(MS-MVP\)" <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

You can most certainly try. It usually works the other way round, but
not promising anything!

So how do I do it? I was mucking around with the device manager
looking for a scanner driver which I could save to a USB drive or
something, but couldn't find a specific file.

Or are you recommending I just put the DVD in the drive and hope that
XP x64 can find the scanner in an auto-search of the disk?

Well, inserting the Vista disk in the drive when its looking for the
driver didn't work. It didn't find it.

If its possible for me to find the driver on my Vista machine and
transfer that driver to the XP x64 machine, I'd still really like to
know how...



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