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Windows 7: File sharing between win7 64 bit desktop & vista 32bit laptop

25 Mar 2012   #51
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

Both pc's are still seeing each other & can get to the files & music of both. Next question how do I share my printer which is hooked up to my win7 64 bit desktop with my laptop which is vista 32 bit. the printer is a Lexmark x2470


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25 Mar 2012   #52
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look at this Microsoft article: Share a printer

This one's very useful too: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/...s-7-and-vista/
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25 Mar 2012   #53
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

When I try to add the network printer it says the correct driver is not there. When I installed the printer to my new win7 desktop I went to the web site and downloaded & installed the driver for the win7. The printer works on my win7 desktop. What driver do I need? one for the vista laptop? or what? It says the file INF is needed
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25 Mar 2012   #54
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

I think I solved the problem, I installed the printer software & the driver for win7 onto the laptop, now it prints but I have to go to the win7 desktop and click on a icon on task bar b/4 it will print, is that the way it works? Will check it tomorrow again
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26 Mar 2012   #55
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Strictly speaking, no.

Now that you've installed the printer driver on the laptop you need to set up the printer for sharing.

Go back to the computer that the printer is connected to and do this: Share a printer

I gave you this link in post #52. Did you read through it?
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26 Mar 2012   #56
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

the printer shows up on both pc's but now I can"t print. On the laptop there are now 2 Lexmark printer, one just says Lexmark, the other says Lexmark listing the name of my desktop pc, what did I do wrong?
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26 Mar 2012   #57
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Delete the one named Lexmark then right-click the one that is now linked to your desktop PC and check it's selected as the default printer.

Make sure the printer on your desktop is set up for sharing.

If you want to start over, this link takes you through setting up a homegroup from start to finish - Step 5 describes how to share your printer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish
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27 Mar 2012   #58
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

Thanks, I will be gone all day tomorrow , I will try this tomorrow night when I get home or the next day.
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27 Mar 2012   #59
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome.

Please let us know how you get on.
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28 Mar 2012   #60
PinkRose

win 7 64 bit desktop & vista 32 bit laptop
 
 

I re-installed the printer & drivers, on the desktop it is the driver for win7 64 bit & on laptop it's driver for vista 32 bit.

It prints from both but when I print from the laptop, that same icon appears on the win7 desktop saying aprogram on this computer is trying to display a message, when I clicked on the details, this is what it says:
Program on devices requesting attention message title Lexmark 2400 Series-USB port
Program path c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\x64\3\lrcrpswrt.dll
This problem occurs when a program is not fully compatible with windows

If I view the message which is on win7 desktop which says click to continue printing, it prints it to printer.

How do I solve this?

This same message also occured when I installed the print driver for win7 on the vista 32 bit laptop

I can print from the win7 desktop PC with no problem
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