Parallels 16.5 ARM Windows - Mac printers do not work Driver unavailable

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by Nosix, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Nosix

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    Is anyone having problems using Mac printers from ARM windows after upgrading to Parallels 16.5?
     
  2. HaraldSt

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    Shared printers is also not working for me. BTW, I presume this does not require a shared network connection?
    I need to find Windows ARM64 for an older Brother and OfficeJet direct connection. Windows 10 downloaded something but then failed.
     
  3. HaraldSt

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    I scanned again, found the Brother and it worked! Weird.
     
  4. Nosix

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    Actually this appears to be a problem with ARM windows insider build 21359 which in which printers can't be installed. I rolled back to 21337 and printers are working again.
     
  5. ZoltanM

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    Yes, the problem is with 31359 build : no printers are available, even embedded printers (print to pdf) are missing, there is a problem with the spooler service. Moving back to 21354 solved the problem (partially: still HP driver is not functional, but at least Microsoft drivers are working).
     
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  6. Nosix

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    A @Zoltan that's the exact problem I am seeing, no Drivers including print to PDF
     
  7. Nosix

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    21354 also has issues with shared printing in that shared printers must be added manually and some drivers are missing I had to roll back to 21337 to get shared printers to work correctly.
     
  8. KenF5

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    Just updated to Windows 10 Pro Dev 21364.1 and printing is not working, Cannot connect my HP M12W laserjet or activate Windows print to PDF

    Previous version which installed Monday had the same issue. Any suggestions?
     
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  9. Maria@Parallels

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    Hello, are you able to print (not to PDF)?
     
  10. KenF5

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    Windows Print to PDF does not work
    Windows Print to WPS does not work
    No print functions work
    system logs shows prints.exe continuously crashing and restarting.
     

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