How to use AirPrint Hacktivator in Windows

AirPrint and AirPlay are the two new features introduced in iOS 4.2. With AirPrint you can print your documents directly from your iDevice using a wifi printer. But what’s the case if you don’t have a wifi printer. Now its time for you to think of AirPrint Hacktivator. For the users of Mac OS X, all you have to do is just download AirPrint Hacktivator v1.6, uncompress and run.I could hardly find any resource related to installing Airprint Hacktivator in Windows. Finally i tested out it myself. But  it requires a little tedious command session.

Instructions for installing AirPrint Hacktivator in Windows:

1) Make sure you have iTunes 10.1

2) Download (Airprint.exe, libairprint.dll, XpdfPrint.dll)

3) Create a folder, “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\”

4) Extract the contents of to this folder

5) Run  “cmd.exe”

6) Execute the following commands (provide a space between = and ” )

For Windows 64 Bit

sc.exe create AirPrint binPath = "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s" depend = "Bonjour Service" start = auto
sc.exe start AirPrint

For Windows 32 Bit

sc.exe create AirPrint binPath = "C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s" depend = "Bonjour Service" start = auto
sc.exe start AirPrint

7) Allow Windows Firewall to AirPrint

13 Replies to “How to use AirPrint Hacktivator in Windows”

  1. I did CMD command the command above and it did not work. Then changed it to:

    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe-s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start=”auto”

    Worked and says:

    [SC] CreateService SUCCESS

    My iPad still can’t find the printer or print. Now what?

    1. i hope both the commands works fine. If your ipad still can’t find the network printer it may be due to :
      1. A firewall blocking Airprint Hacktivator
      2. Your printer may not be configured in the wireless network

      If you are sure with the above two pls let me know.

      1. My iPad didn’t find the printer, I run the first cmd and I have the answer [SC] CreateService SUCCESS after that I run the other cmd and I received the answer:
        SERVICE_NAME: AirPrint
        TYPE: 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS

        WIN32_EXIT_CODE: 0
        CHECKPOINT: 0X0
        WAIT_HINT: 0X7d0
        PID: 4568

        I don’t have idea if all its ok, but my iPad can not find the printer.

        I review the printer and from my PC I can find it, for my laptop too.

  2. hi I have tried this and all I get is
    NOTE: The option name includes the equal sign.



    depend= <dependancies<separated by / >>
    obj= <AccountName|ObjectName


    and also when I try the command line sc.exe start AirPrint I get:
    [SC] StartService FAILED 2:

    The system cannot find the file specified

    please help as i do not fully understand the error that i am getting from the command prompt
    the only reason i can think of is that i am running XP home edition

  3. sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

    this is what worked for me. the original had too many spaces and the -s had no space after the .exe

  4. As all the others, I had to adjust the spaces in the service control command to get it to work, but it now works flawlessly with my HP2600n which is LAN connected to my desktop PC (Win Vista) which is now running this airprint service. I have already printed several pictures. Thanks!!!

  5. 2nd line failed on windows 7
    sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto
    worked fine sc create service SUCCESS

    then typed the 2nd line
    sc.exe start AirPrint
    and this line received error message the dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
    any thoughts

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