Printer Driver Migration to Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to migrate a 32 bit vista printer driver over to a 64 bit Windows 7 environment.   I have loaded WDK and set up a x64 environment on a PC running a 32 bit version of XP with SP2.   I am using two .GPD files that specify the printer parameters from the Vista driver.   I have modified my INF file per the tests run by INFGATE.    I have used INF2CAT to generate a .cat file for the files in my INF file.    I created a test certificate per WDK instructions and I believe I have signed this driver package with the test certificate.

    On the 64 bit Windows 7 test system, I have run bcdedit.exe /SET TESTSIGNING ON and rebooted the PC.   When I try to add the printer, I get the following message - "The folder doesn't contain a compatible software driver.  Make sure it is designed to work with windows for x64 based system."  

    I thought setting up the x64 environment would make the package x64 compatible.   Can anyone point me in the right direction here ?    Do I need to develop this driver on a x64 bit PC ?   The documentation seems to indicate I only need a XP computer with SP2.   Is there a problem with test signing in Windows 7 ?


    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:12 PM