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Windows 7: Problem creating network printer on Win7 shared from WinXP


19 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Problem creating network printer on Win7 shared from WinXP

I have a home network consisting of a company-issued WinXP Pro desktop (HP) and a personal Windows 7 Home Premium laptop (HP). The WinXP machine has a HP printer (hp PSC 2210) connected via USB. This printer is "shared" by the WinXP machine (shared as "hppsc220"). *Unfortunately*, the WinXP machine uses a work-related domain name, and can't be changed. It's not on a "WORKGROUP".

Both machines are on the same LAN, but aren't in the same workgroup/homegroup or domain.
WinXP box is on 192.168.1.100
Windows 7 box has ip 192.168.1.6

I want to create a network printer on my new Windows 7 box for this printer. If I use "Add a Printer | Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth Printer", the Windows 7 box does not "see" this printer, even though it's shared. I assume because of the domain/group differences?

So, I try "My printer wasn't listed...", and I try to use the "Select a shared printer by name". When I try to specify the name

\\192.168.1.100\hppsc220

I get a Error "Windows failed to connect to the printer" (operation failed with error 0x0000051f).

Can anyone suggest a remedy?

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20 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

If you want the printer to be in the network, then all the computers has to be in the same work group.
See, how to change the work group of your computer:
How to change your Computer Name (or Workgroup) in Windows XP – Simple Help

Then only the printer can be configured with those computer. Even if your printer is not wireless capable and your wireless router has a USB port, printer can be made as a network printer.
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