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Windows 7: New Win7 connect 2 WinXP computer's printer.

16 Jan 2011   #1
Torgwen

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 
New Win7 connect 2 WinXP computer's printer.

Hi,

I am trying to print from my new computer and have tried sharing permissions etc. and downloaded a driver but it might be wrong. What do I need to do?

The XP computer has the printer connected to it. I would like to print in current set up and be able to connect to new 7 computer direct.

Thanks for any help.


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16 Jan 2011   #2
Torgwen

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Forgot to say the printer is Epson D92.
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17 Jan 2011   #3
Torgwen

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Has anyone got a suggestion?
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17 Jan 2011   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Torgwen, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Here's something you could try to print from Seven to printer connected to XP: Printing Win7 to XP using NET USE LPT@

Kari
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17 Jan 2011   #5
Torgwen

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for you reply. I've now spent hours on this and still can't get printer to print. I've added and deleted printers and gone over and over network settings etc. restarted computers. At a loss.
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17 Jan 2011   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Is the printer in XP shared? Can XP and Seven see each other in your network and share files?
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17 Jan 2011   #7
Torgwen

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

The computers can see each other. Could it be a Workgroup issue? I've tried under the original computer name and the Win7 default name. When I remove printers and try to set up a Workgroup it says I have no access to the computer with printer though I have enabled printer sharing a few times. I've just removed the Workgroup and the network is letting me see other computers.
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17 Jan 2011   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Both computers must belong to the same workgroup, and the printer must be shared.
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17 Jan 2011   #9
Torgwen

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

I can't sort out the Workgroup. On Win7 it says it has joined a workgroup then when printer doesn't work and I do a check it says it is not in a Workgroup. I've tried un-joining and re-joining. Is this actually possible?
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17 Jan 2011   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I have the feeling you are now mixing homegroup and workgroup, which are two different things. Windows 7 computers can belong to both homegroup and workgroup, XP computers only to workgroup. Here's how you check the current workgroup of Windows 7 and change it if needed: Workgroup Name - View and Change

In Xp, you check and change computer name and workgroup by right clicking My Computer, selecting Properties, and clicking the Computer Name tab.

Kari
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