Dell Printer 1500 laser and Win 7

I know this is common with drivers, but I need help....

 

Dell will NOT update the drivers for my printer (1500p laser) - it's in perfectly working condition, so I would like to keep it. I have a pc running XP (on a shared network) so I'm wondering..

Is there a way to create a shared folder on the XP machine and when I add files to the share from the Win7 (x64 HP) pc, the XP treats the folder as a print que, therefore, I can still print from my primary (win7) to the 1500 Laser?

 
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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 735 Applies to:
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The data must be in a format the printer understands.  This is why you have to have a print driver in the first place.

There is a Dell driver for the P1500, I will assume this is the one you are looking for?

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=P1500

Most likely you will find the XP driver name is different so you will need to create a Local Port that copies the data to the sahre on the XP machine

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282842

 

 


Alan Morris Windows Printing Team; Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here: http://support.microsoft.com/search/Default.aspx?adv=1
Formerly with Windows print team

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