Nov 22 2010

How to AirPrint through Windows 7

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So iOS 4.2 is finally out enabling Airprint functionality for a select few printers (namely the HP Eprint line). What if you don’t have a new wizbang printer? Early in the beta of iTunes 10.1 you could use Airprint to print to Mac OSX and Windows Shared Printers. Sadly, they took that functionality out in the release.

Here’s how to get it back.

1- Install iTunes 10.1
2- Download AirPrint.zip (airprint.exe, libairprint.dll, XpdfPrint.dll)
3- Unzip it.
4- Make a folder, “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\
5- Copy the files to “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\
6- Run “cmd.exe” as administrator
7- Run the following commands (There should be a space between ‘=’ and ‘”‘)

Windows 64bits:
sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto
sc.exe start AirPrint

Windows 32bits:
sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto
sc.exe start AirPrint

8- Let Windows Firewall allow AirPrint to communicate on the networks (Double click on the airprint.exe)

You can download Airprint.zip from the MacRumors Forums where I found this solution.

Happy Printing!

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