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12 Jul 2011  
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Also, to manually install this printer (this assumes that the printer does not already show in the Devices & Printers window):

  • On the laptop go to Devices and Printers > click "Add A Printer"
  • Choose: Add a Network Printer
  • It will search on the network for a printer > Choose the Laser. > Next
  • It should find and load the drivers and make the connection.

If that does not work then try this:

  • On the laptop go to Devices and Printers > click "Add A Printer"
  • Choose: Local Printer
  • Choose: "Create New Port" > "Local Port" > Next
  • Enter the port name - which will be the physical address of the XP desktop (ie: \\XPDESK\Laser Printer)
  • Drivers: if asked, browse to the folder that contains the drivers > OK > OK
  • Type a name for this printer > Next
  • Share this Printer? > Probably "No"

That should do it.
If the printer exists in the Devices & Printers window you could remove it and then do the above steps. Or you could open the printer's properties window and manually change the port to direct W7 to the XP computer and the shared printer.

Hope that helps.
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