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Windows 7: Printer hosted on Win 7 machine. Will share to XP, but not other Win 7

01 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
Printer hosted on Win 7 machine. Will share to XP, but not other Win 7

I've got a small office setup with about 20 computers. 16 on Win XP and 4 on Win 7 Pro.

About 10 of these machines need access to an HP Officejet K5400 (without ethernet unfortunately).

It was recently plugged into a Win XP machine where it was shared fine with all of the PCs. I moved it across the room to one of my 4 Win 7 machines and set up it for sharing there. All of the Win XP machines could see it and print fine. None of the Win 7 printers will print to it though. I navigate to the computer using an explorer windows, right click and 'Connect'. The printer pops up as being fine and installs the driver from printer host.

I originally assumed this is a driver issue, but there's no way for me to change the driver locally as that screen is greyed out:

I also thought it may be some type of homegroup issue even though all of the computers are set to "Work". I switched them to Home and put them all on a homegroup which they were able to successfully join. Interesting note, they can't actually see the other homegroup computers, so maybe that's an issue?

Any thoughts?

Thank you!

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01 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7

Additional info that I thought of already: All Win 7 machines are 32-bit.
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02 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7

Tried moving it to another Win 7 machine and same exact results. Hrmmmm.... :/
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06 Jul 2010   #4

Vista Home Premium 64-bit


Maybe this will help.

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP this works both ways.

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