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  1. #11

    Posts : 3
    Win 7

    Hello Brink,

    thanks for your answer!
    I already changed the compatibility-mode for the driver-installation-file. The result was, that it changed the structure of
    the spl-file, but it still is not the same structure as printing on a windows 7 - pc. I can not use this spl-files for extracting emf-pictures.
    I send a support-question to microsoft today. will see what they say...


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  2. #12

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You might also send an email to your printer manufacturer to see if they will have updated drivers available.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 3
    Win 7

    Hello again...

    after searching the internet und much testing, here is the solution:

    Since Windows 8 all Print-Drivers in Windows are "Typ 4-Drivers". These Drivers
    IGNORE all settings made in the driver to the Datatype of the Print-Processor!

    Means you can select all different Datatypes as usual but Windows will ALWAYS ONLY
    use "RAW"!

    To solve this problem you have to install "Typ 3-Drivers". To do so you have to click on "Windows Update" while installing a driver in the System Controlpanel.
    This takes some minutes and after that the driver-list is updated with Typ 3-Drivers. Unfortunately the driver-typ is not marked here.

    In Windows 10 you see the Driver-Typ after selecting a driver and klick on "next".
    In Windows 8.1 you don't see this. You have to install the driver and after that
    you can test the driver with the following steps:
    - set Print-Processor to "winprint" and Datatype to "NT EMF 1.008"
    - stop the printer queue
    - print a testpage
    - left click on the printjob and select "options"

    In the next Options-Dialog you can see Information to Processor and Datatype
    of the printjob.
    If it is a Typ 4-Driver the Processor is NOT "winprint" and the Datatype is "RAW"!
    if it is a Typ 3-Driver Processor and Datatype are correct as set in the Driver-Options!

    So if a Typ 3-Driver is installed on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 the driver-settings
    (Datatype of Print-Processor) will be correct accepted and the spoolfiles contain EMF-Pictures as usual! (if Datatype is set to NT EMF 1.00x)

    From MSDN and Technet Support I got also the information that Microsoft changed
    the printer-structure since Windows 8 and that this is not documented!

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  4. #14

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Thank you for posting back with your findings Don.
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