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Windows 7: Printer across Network Win 7 and Vista

15 Nov 2009   #1
John Ulbricht

Win 7 Pro
Printer across Network Win 7 and Vista

I am having a problem setting up a printer across my home network. My base PC now has Win7 pro setup with a Konica Minolta 2500W printer - (vista drivers). One laptop has Win7 Pro setup on the home group and can access this printer on all applications.

My problem is with the other Laptop which has Vista installed. It can see the printer and print test pages on it. But when it comes to printing from say Word or Notepad it won't print - I get messages like "invalid handle".

I have tried reinstalling the printer on the laptop and also reinstalling the driver.
I heard somewhere that Vista won't share printers on Win 7 networks .. is this true?


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15 Nov 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Hi John, Have you tried looking through some of the Tutorials in the forum's Tutorial section. There might be something there that could answer your questions. Also you might try posting your question in the Networking section of the forums. Sorry I can't help, albeit I haven't used the Win 7 networking system. Hope this helps, and good Luck.
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