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    Easy way to install PS-printers on Win x64

    Hi, friends!
    As you know, the Adobe PostScript Driver Installer (aka winsteng.exe) does not work under 64-bit systems. So installation of a virtual printer using *.ppd-file is impossible.
    I want to present you my solutions of this trouble.
    These two small applications will help you to install printers on your Win x64.

    Virtual PS Installer
    This application can install a virtual PS-device into your system by its *.ppd in a few simple steps.
    1. Put your *.ppd-s into any non-system(!!!) folder
    2. Run the executable file
    3. Click the "Add PPD(s)" button and navigate to your *.ppd folder. You can select few *.ppd files at once.
    4. If you need, you can click on the names of selected devices and look some its properties into the "Printer Information" panel.
    5. Click the "Install" button and wait while printers are installed.
    6. Click "Install this driver software anyway" in the Windows Security alert window if it is necessary.
    7. Now you can go to your "Devices and Printers" to configure your printers, set a default printer, etc.
    At this time application can install a virtual device at the "FILE:" port only.
    So if you want to install your printers at another port, you should use the second utility.

    INF File Generator
    This utility can generate *.inf file from your *.ppd for follow install using the Windows "Add Printer" wizard.
    Steps 1-4 are similar to previous.
    5. Click "Make INF(s)" button. Produced *.inf files will be stored into your *.ppd folder
    6. Go to "Start" —> "Devices and Printers" and choose the "Add a Printer" function.
    7. Choose a printer location (Local or Network).
    8. Choose a printer port and click the "Next" button.
    9. Click the "Have disk…" button, navigate to your *.inf folder, and choose desired *.inf
    10. Set a Printer name
    11. Click "Install this driver software anyway" in the Windows Security alert window if it is necessary.
    12. Now you can set a printer sharing, set a printer as default (or not), print a test page…
    Attention:
    Utilities are provided AS IS. Use this software at your own risk.
    Both utilities require .NET framework v 2.0 or later.
    Both utilities tested with UAC off.
    These utilities are donationware. You can use them without any payment. But if you want to donate this work, you can contact me in PM.

    UPD 2015/05/07: ReUp – see below.
    Last edited by shamman; 05-07-2015 at 11:31 AM.

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    Awesome programs shamman, very useful :).

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    Thank you! I was having trouble with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by shamman View Post
    Hi, friends!
    As you know, the Adobe PostScript Driver Installer (aka winsteng.exe) does not work under 64-bit systems. So installation of a virtual printer using *.ppd-file is impossible.
    I want to present you my solutions of this trouble.
    These two small applications will help you to install printers on your Win x64.

    Virtual PS Installer
    This application can install a virtual PS-device into your system by its *.ppd in a few simple steps.

    At this time application can install a virtual device at the "FILE:" port only.
    So if you want to install your printers at another port, you should use the second utility.

    INF File Generator
    This utility can generate *.inf file from your *.ppd for follow install using the Windows "Add Printer" wizard.


    Attention:
    Utilities are provided AS IS. Use this software at your own risk.
    Both utilities require .NET framework v 2.0 or later.
    Both utilities tested with UAC off.
    These utilities are donationware. You can use them without any payment. But if you want to donate this work, you can contact me in PM.

    [URL="http://www.multiupload.com/AS96GHCW14"]Download[/URL]
    Pass: printroot

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    good information

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    Just curious but what is the use of doing this? I never had to install a virtual PS printer so I'm not sure what the advantages are.

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    Download link not working

    Can you please give us another link for download. Thank you.

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    reupload pls.

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    Reuploaded.
    Hope new links will be permanent.

    Please note that this solution does not work under Win8.

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    Last edited by shamman; 05-07-2015 at 11:26 AM.

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    It seen you have to keep an OLDER machine online for such purposes

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    great job shamman.

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    device specific postscript files are a very old way of working. PDF can do all or generic .ps/.prn/.eps for old rips

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlongthomas View Post
    device specific postscript files are a very old way of working. PDF can do all or generic .ps/.prn/.eps for old rips
    I can still see the need for Fierys.

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    Awesome program, very useful.

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