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Windows 7: Printer Shared but not showing in my network places


01 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Printer Shared but not showing in my network places

Hello everybody, hope all of you are well. I encounterd a problem. But I can't resolved that. So I need help from all of you. I have printer named hp laser jet 2055d. It's connect my pc, there I using windows seven. I shared it. My another system is windows xp. I want to print from here using my shared printer. If I browse my windows seven pc using "my network placecs" here don't showing my shared printer. If I browse my pc from run using IP address then my shared printer is showing. So what's problem in my xp pc. why my network places option not showing shared printer. If have any connectivity problem then I didn't found it by run option. I checked the advance file and printer sharing option. Here tern on is network discovery and file and printer sharing option. Please help me to find out where the problem, windows seven or windows xp.

Thanks.

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01 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Are both the host Windows 7 system and client WinXP system defined as being in the same "workgroup"?

Windows 7 has support for both "homegroup" (a new concept) and "workgroup" (compatible with WinXP). Both of your machines should be defined to be in the same "workgroup" if you want to share a printer hosted off of the Windows 7 machine.

Also, if your Windows 7 host is x64 and your WinXP is x86, there will likely be a driver problem at "connect" time when you try to "add printer" from the WinXP machine to point to the shared printer on the Windows 7 machine. This is normally when the host machine provides a driver over to the connecting client machine... so that you don't have to have a print driver installed previously on the client machine.

Well, the 64-bit driver on the Windows 7 machine is unacceptable on the 32-bit environment of your WinXP machine. So normally you go through the "add additional driver" process on the x64 Windows 7 system, so that it has both 64-bit driver for itself and other connecting 64-bit systems, and also a 32-bit driver for other connecting 32-bit systems.

This latter driver-related issue is a second problem you may face eventually, when you finally can "see" the shared printer and try to connect to it. But for now, let's just solve your "I can't see it from WinXP" problem.


So, are both machines on the same "workgroup"? Do you know how to look on both systems? Do you know how to change "workgroup" if necessary on either system?
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01 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks' for your quick reply. I am in the same workgroup. If I have in the different workgroup then my win 7 system is not showing my workgroup computer. Another issue is driver compatibilty. Here not problem about driver. I say it because when I try to connect using "Run" option to access that win 7 system, than I am successfully connected and successfully connect to my shared printer. There's no problem. So where the problem.
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01 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Let's take it one step at a time. Assuming both machines are defined to be in the same workgroup...

On the Windows 7 host system, what do your "Printer Properties" items look like on the relevant tabs? Here are mine, from an HP 2605dn that is also "shared" from the host Windows 7 x64 system making it available to my other home LAN machine (which can be booted either to Windows 7 x64 or to WinXP x86, and this HP2605dn shared printer is available to either booted Windows on that second machine).

I suspect the crucial setup difference for you will be on the "security" tab, where maybe your Windows 7 system is denying access for the HP printer to your WinXP system because of a permissions issue. Who knows just yet?







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06 Mar 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply. I solved it by restarting the "computer browser service."


Thanks again.
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