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

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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:
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Article ID: 2685750 - Last Review: 05/15/2013 21:52:00 - Revision: 2.0

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

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