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Windows 7: Shared Printer?

05 Feb 2015   #1
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 
Shared Printer?

Hi all. I have a printer hooked USB to my Vista machine. Works fine there. What I would like to do is access the printer from my W7 machine, to print from an app that is W7 only. Can I do this "through" the Vista machine if both are on the same network?

If not - the printer has an Ethernet connector. Should I hook the printer up to my router (technically my switch), and if I do that, can I get the W7 machine to see the printer without having to install the printer sw and drivers?

Thanks in advance.


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05 Feb 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi you will need to install the driver on the win 7 machine. is your printer wireless? this might help you. Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Windows Help
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05 Feb 2015   #3
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
Hi you will need to install the driver on the win 7 machine.
I will, huh? Ok, thank you.
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05 Feb 2015   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

ok let us know how you make out.
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