|29 Aug 2009||#1|
| || |
Sharing printer on Win7 (x64) with Windows XP computer
Having troubles setting this up.
Windows 7 computer working fine - printer working fine (it's a canon ip5200). On Windows XP machine (SP3), I am trying to access the printer. I've tried this a couple of ways and it fails every time.
1) Drill down to printer via the Add Printer searchj for a network printer action. This eventually will ask me to point to an INF file that I don't have (unpacking Canon's printer driver installer to get to the 'ip5200.inf' file will eventually get me a 'Invalid printer file' error even though I can see that the inf file looks like an inf file.
2) Try to add it as a local printer, pointing to the network path (\\network\printer). That installs OK, but it doesn't work.
3) Try to install a network printer giving it a network path. See #1.
What in the heck am I doing wrong? I cannot get Windows7 to add the Windows XP drivers to it's list so I can install it via the network.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Sharing printer on Win7 (x64) with Windows XP computer|
|Win7-Win7 printer sharing; connect to printer access denied||Network & Sharing|
|win7 and imac printer sharing||Network & Sharing|
|sharing printer with xp computer||Network & Sharing|
|Printer Sharing between Win7 & Vista||Network & Sharing|
|Win7 and XP Printer Sharing||Network & Sharing|
|sharing printer from a XP computer||Network & Sharing|
|Win7 Vista & Printer Sharing||Hardware & Devices|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 AM.