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    Wubi 12.04 64 bit share HP LaserJet 1020 with Windows 7

    Hello. Friend of mine get really interested when he saw my OS and asked me to install and configure it for him. I helped him and now he is owner of PC with Ubuntu Wubi 12.04 64bit but I'm stucked on printer sharing. Actually I think the problem may comes from Windows, but I'm former XP user and I don't know the stuff on Win7.
    I installed and configured printer drivers and Samba on Wubi. The printer works fine when I'm printing something from Ubuntu, but when I try accessing it from MS Windows 7 PC, it shows me dialog message "Printer drivers not found" or something. "Click OK to install drivers" but there are not listed drivers for HP LaserJet 1020 printer. Does it mean that Windows 7 doesn't have proper drivers? If true, where can I find proper drivers to install?
    On the Ubuntu's PC there is Windows 7 too and the printer was successfully used by both MS Windows 7 PCs using Print spooler.

    Sorry for my English and maybe stupid question and thanks in advance.

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    Re: Wubi 12.04 64 bit share HP LaserJet 1020 with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by erik1001 View Post
    Sorry for my English and maybe stupid question and thanks in advance.
    Your English is fine and there are no stupid questions.

    When you talk about sharing your printer, are you saying that the printer is physically attached to the computer with Ubuntu, and you want to share it with another computer on the local network?
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    Re: Wubi 12.04 64 bit share HP LaserJet 1020 with Windows 7

    Yes, the printer is on the PC with Ubuntu. The connection Ubuntu=>printer works fine as well as Windows=>Ubuntu, but the Windows=>Ubuntu=>printer doesn't.

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    Re: Wubi 12.04 64 bit share HP LaserJet 1020 with Windows 7

    Hmm... I'm sorry, I don't know why it's not being found. I'm not much of a Windows expert.
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    Re: Wubi 12.04 64 bit share HP LaserJet 1020 with Windows 7

    Anyway - thank you for bumping up the thread.

    The problem is still there - I see the printer from Windows, but I cannot make it work because of the message I described in first message.

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    Re: Wubi 12.04 64 bit share HP LaserJet 1020 with Windows 7

    Try installing the nearest thing you have to the HP Laserjet 1020 in Windows. See if that helps. Now that I'm writing about it, I remember that I've had similar problems with Windows before.
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    Re: Wubi 12.04 64 bit share HP LaserJet 1020 with Windows 7

    Finally I did it.
    The solution was pretty simple.
    Open "/etc/samba/smb.conf" with root permissions and then find "[printers]" and adding after it "use client driver = Yes" worked for me.
    Thanks, the topic is closed. 8)

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