Connecting to Windows 8 printer shares using v4 print drivers on Windows XP

Applies to: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Enterprise N

Symptoms


Printer connection does not function on a Windows XP machine, when you try to connect to a Windows 8 printer shares using version 4 print drivers.

Cause


Windows XP does not support XPS printing without the XPS Essentials Pack.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, download and install the XPS Essentials Pack, then re-establish a connection to the Windows 8 printer share.

Click on the below mentioned link to download appropriate version of XPS Essentials Pack for your machine:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?DisplayLang=en&id=11816