I'm looking for creative ideas on my friend's current conundrum. He got a new $400 Compaq PC from Best Buy loaded w/ Windows 7 64-bit. All went swimmingly well until we got to his Canon ImagePass D660 laser printer. No 64-bit driver. Canon will never create a 64-bit driver for it. He LOVES this printer and does not want to abandon it. We can print to the printer from a laptop we converted from 32-bit Vista to 32-bit 7. I'd share the printer from the laptop to the desktop but I believe that would still require a 64-bit driver.
I see only two options, unless someone can suggest another:
1. Repurchase Win 7 at retail; wipe & reload the PC with 32-bit. Not sure if 32-bit drivers are available for the internal hardware. No CD came with the PC, either.
2. Return the PC and locate another PC with 32-bit loaded - probably via Dell or HP online.
If there is ANY way to circumvent a problem where there is no 64-bit support for a printer but another networked PC can print via 32-bit, I'd love to know about it. Thanks for any help that can be passed on!