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Windows 7: XP shared Printer Win 7 cannot connect though can see printer

19 Feb 2012   #1
ChuckLumpkin

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XP shared Printer Win 7 cannot connect though can see printer

Have home net with 5 XP machines, one new Dell with Windows 7 (x64). Printers are attached to xp-Pro machines. Printer is Lexmark x8350. Went to Lexmark for drivers for Win 7, downloaded and executed. Loaded the (x64) drivers. Printer works fine directly attached to Win 7 machines. When printer is connected to XP, can see the machine and printer, when attempt to connect it gives "Cannot Connect error". Tried to create Local Port pointing to xp machine. Did not work. When trying to add new printer, asks for driver accepted driver installed and starts to install printer. Computer hangs on install. Help


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19 Feb 2012   #2
Qdos

 

Within your router is uPNP enabled?
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19 Feb 2012   #3
ChuckLumpkin

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Yes the router has uPNP enabled. The XP machine is wireless.
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19 Feb 2012   #4
Qdos

 

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19 Feb 2012   #5
ChuckLumpkin

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NO, but from the win 7 machine I can open files shared on the xp machines. I went to the link you provided. From the discription it seems it solves a Vista problem of seeing other machines (XP) on net. I will download it anyway and install on the XP print server. I will let you know the result.
chuck
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19 Feb 2012   #6
ChuckLumpkin

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I downloaded it. When I ran the download, I got the message that the service pack already installed is newer that the one downloaded. Back to square one.
chuck
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19 Feb 2012   #7
Qdos

 

Here's a link which may help you out...

Share Files & Printers between Windows 7 and XP
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20 Feb 2012   #8
ChuckLumpkin

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Digging out of overnight snowfall. Haven't had a chance to get back to problem. Will advise later today.
chuck
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20 Feb 2012   #9
ChuckLumpkin

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OK went to the site, switched the printer to the win 7 machine, shared it, installed the win 7 shared printer to the xp machine, worked fine.

Thanks a million
chuck
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21 Feb 2012   #10
Caver77

windows xp and windows 7
 
 
Same Problem

I have the same problem, my windows 7 machine will not connect to my windows xp printer. My windows xp machine will connect and print to my windows 7 machine. I have tried both the link from above and also downloaded the top but I have newer service pack so no need to do it. My windows 7 machine sees the printer on the windows xp machine but will not print anthing. I recieve no error messages it just will not print. Any help would be great. O and yes share printer is enabled.
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