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


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.


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


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:

Article ID: 2685750 - Last Review: May 15, 2013 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise N, Windows 8 N, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro N, Windows 8