Correct directory of 64-bit printer driver installation



kumashish@gmail.com
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
I was curious to know as to what are the different directories Add
Printer wizard uses for installing the printer driver files in my
system directory ?
I tried to install HP printer drivers on Itanium and noticed that the
Add Printer wizard creates a new directory as
%systemroot%\spool\drivers\ia64\hewlett_packardhp_xxx...
and is copying the drivers files there.
Based on the earlier version of windows Add Printer wizard i expected
the files to get copied to the %systemroot%\spool\drivers\ia64\3
directory.

Can anyone let me know, if there is some requisites of putting all the
printer driver files in some specified directory.

Thanks,
Ashish

Alan Morris
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
The files are first copied to the ManufactureHardwareID directory before
coping to the \%platform%\3 directory. The ManufactureHardwareID is
retained for reinstalling the driver.

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Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
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<kumashish@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1117694550.403488.102810@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I was curious to know as to what are the different directories Add
> Printer wizard uses for installing the printer driver files in my
> system directory ?
> I tried to install HP printer drivers on Itanium and noticed that the
> Add Printer wizard creates a new directory as
> %systemroot%\spool\drivers\ia64\hewlett_packardhp_xxx...
> and is copying the drivers files there.
> Based on the earlier version of windows Add Printer wizard i expected
> the files to get copied to the %systemroot%\spool\drivers\ia64\3
> directory.
>
> Can anyone let me know, if there is some requisites of putting all the
> printer driver files in some specified directory.
>
> Thanks,
> Ashish
>

Ashish
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Thanks Alan for the answer,
but then another question, when the drivers can anyway be reinstalled
through driver.can residing in the system, why need another one ?

Thanks,
Ashish


Correct directory of 64-bit printer driver installation