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C5280 x86 Type 3 User Mode driver for Windows 7

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Massacher, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. Massacher

    Massacher Thread Starter

    May 31, 2003
    hi, i am trying to share my printer (HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One) to a Sony Vaio Intel Centrino T5200 (VGN-FE2) 2GHz, 1GB RAM laptop running WinXP Pro SP3.

    i am stuck on the part where i go to add 'Additional Drivers...' on the Sharing tab of the printer's properties page.

    i select x86 Type 3 - User Mode and press OK. it asks me to Install print drivers (x86 processor). i press Browse... and select the first file hpohsla.inf. i opened this file and in there, a little bit down the page it says "Operating system version recognition is supported for Windows XP and later NT-based operating systems.". so i think this is the correct file to select but i am not 100% sure of this.

    i click OK and then it asks me to Install Components From Windows media. Please provide a path to Windows media (x86 processor).

    this is where i am stuck. i don't know where to find the ntprint.inf file it's asking me for. i have tried the drivers folder on the install disc that came with the printer but it's not on there. i did a search for it and turned up zero results.

    my specs:

    Core i7-860
    Gigabyte P55A-UD5
    G.Skill-Trident 4GB DDR3-1600
    Sapphire HD5870 1GB
    ViewSonic 19" WS (2ms)
    WD SATA 1TB HDD x2
    LG SATA 18x DVDRW x2
    Thermaltake Evo_Blue 750Watt PSU
    Noctua NH-C12P-SE14

    running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

    i can add the printer on the laptop as i see the path for it, but it asks for the driver there. as it's not installed on my Win 7 machine it won't find it.

    so what i am asking is where can i get the ntprint.inf for x86 Type 3 - User Mode?
    i have searched google as i have been trying to find it and a solution on how to successfully share the printer to WinXP but i haven't had much luck.
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