printer ok on xp home but not xp pr

March 21, 2009 at 08:42:53
Specs: Windows XP pro
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?

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March 21, 2009 at 10:40:29
If you can't find a fix and are going to keep the old system, there is an option. You could leave the printer on the old system, connect the two systems by Ethernet and access the printer from either system.

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