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#1 Wikly

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello.
 
Can you please tell me how to implement a printer connection in Windows PE based on Windows 8?
 
Printer drivers are integrated into the wim build. Spooler service has started.
 
devcon find usb * sees the printer. But does not want to print.
 
How is it possible to install a printer?
 
Thanks in advance to all.


#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 2 weeks ago

AFAIK/AFAICR printer support in a PE is a bit "shaky" (to say the least), I believe it depends a lot on the specific printer and on the specific drivers that are *needed*, some printers have (stupid) drivers that are larger than a minimal PE :w00t: and that - obviously - require every subsystem known to man and even a few unknown ones.

 

Check the projects mentioned here:

http://reboot.pro/to...e-usb-printing/

http://reboot.pro/to...nting/?p=182502

 

You can try making one of them and if your printer works in it, then use the same settings/files for your own build, the first ones are more of a "full OS" in a portable version, but the last one is a PE, see also:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y452n7e2

 

:duff:

Wonko






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