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Windows 7: Connecting to an XP Printer

15 Sep 2011   #1
Orcris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Connecting to an XP Printer

The only printer in my network is on a computer running XP, and my 7 laptop needs to connect to it. How do I do this? I already used my XP computer to set up a workgroup, but I can't figure out how to connect to it on 7.


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15 Sep 2011   #2
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orcris View Post
The only printer in my network is on a computer running XP, and my 7 laptop needs to connect to it. How do I do this? I already used my XP computer to set up a workgroup, but I can't figure out how to connect to it on 7.
I'm not sure what your situation is but when I connected my XP printer to my new WIN7 64x computer, I was told to connect the printer with the computer off. Then start the computer and let WIN7 accept it as new hardware. Then I went to the printer website and found the latest WIN 7 driver and downloaded it. The printer was accepted fine by the new computer. All I had to do then was make the printer the default printer.
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15 Sep 2011   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Read here, see if it helps: XP to 7 Printer sharing
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