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

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20 Responses to “How to use AirPrint Hacktivator in Windows”

  1. Leona says:

    There’s an error with the file and cannot be extracted.

  2. admin says:

    i can’t understand what’s the problem with extraction…the download link mentioned above expired…so pls follow the below link to download…

  3. Heather says:

    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?

    • admin says:

      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.

      • Oscar says:

        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.

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  5. ♥sandyc says:

    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

  6. mechmix says:

    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

  7. Chris says:

    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!!!

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  9. Jerome says:

    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

  10. Eric says:

    I have followed the instructions, and i was able to see the printers on my ipad, the only problem is that i do not know the user name and password to the printers, i did not set one up, and i have tried for hours to figure something out. Does anyone have any sugestions

  11. AppleProprietaryEvil says:

    Installed with Win7 Ultimate… all went well… got ”Done” message… set up for firewall… set printer for sharing… everything looks perfect… services confirms both Airprint and Bonjour (i.e. ”iTunes”) are started…

    iPad doesn’t see printer!!!

    Tried restarting services… tried rebooting… tried reinstalling everything… Lastly tried CMD Run Commands from other web site…

    iPad doesn’t see printer no matter what I do!!!

    Anyone else have NO problems whatsoever installing Airprint for Windows, and yet iPad doesn’t see a printer???

    If so, any solutions?


    Dell Inspiron w/ Win7 Ultimate
    WiFi Wireless Router
    The other 2 computers (Windows) on network can see shared printer on the main computer
    ”Main” computer (the one with Airprint installed) accesses the printer via WiFi Router
    Printer connected directly to Router via Ethernet cable
    Not having any other printer and/or sharing problems with network

  12. James says:

    iPad/iPod does not detect the printer. Its a LAN printer, installed the AirPrint on Windows 7. All installation procedures worked fine. And the service works perfectly. The printer is still not detected. Tried the same process with the Hackivator on a Mac machine and it works fine.
    Please someone help me get this working on Windows 7.


  13. Stephanie says:

    For me when I try to open, something pops up that asks if i want to let Apple Inc. make changed to my PC and I click yes. Then, this black box appears where I’m pretty sure i need to type in the command, but it won’t let me type! Any ideas?

  14. William says:

    Everytime I type in the command prompt it gives me:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>sc.exe create AirPrint binPath = “C:\Program Fil
    es\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend = “Bonjour Service” start = auto
    Creates a service entry in the registry and Service Database.
    sc create [service name] [binPath= ] …
    NOTE: The option name includes the equal sign.
    (default = own)
    (default = demand)
    (default = normal)
    (default = LocalSystem)

    The program never even tries to run do you see a problem im not seeing?

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