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Windows 7: Windows 7 Shared Printer to Windows XP Box

04 May 2012   #1
wall23b

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 Shared Printer to Windows XP Box

Hi all,

I am trying to share a HP Laserjet 4250n ( USB Dot4 ) from a windows 7 64Bit OS to users that are running Windows XP SP3 32 Bit. I have the correct 32 bit driver added on the windows 7 Box for the XP users that connect up to the printer. When i type in the IP to connect up to the printer it keeps asking me for a driver.
Even though i have the correct driver on the XP system, it still does not reconize it.

Do anyone have any thoughts on this issue, im stumped lol

Thanks


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04 May 2012   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Have you tried using the "Add Device" option instead of "Add Printer" option? That has worked for me in the past when I couldn't get a shared printer to install correctly. Why it worked, I have no idea, just thought I'd throw that out there.
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04 May 2012   #3
wall23b

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Have you tried using the "Add Device" option instead of "Add Printer" option? That has worked for me in the past when I couldn't get a shared printer to install correctly. Why it worked, I have no idea, just thought I'd throw that out there.

Thanks, But yeah i have already tried this option and no luck...
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04 May 2012   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Unlike in Windows 7 (which will kindly help you install the right driver if you don't have it), you might need to install the correct driver on the XP machine before attempting to connect to the printer.
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04 May 2012   #5
wall23b

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Unlike in Windows 7 (which will kindly help you install the right driver if you don't have it), you might need to install the correct driver on the XP machine before attempting to connect to the printer.
I have tried that with the correct driver and that still don't work.
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04 May 2012   #6
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Maybe you can explain the exact steps you take to connect to the shared printer on the Win 7 machine and provide a screenshot(s) of the error(s) you're getting.

In the meantime, you might want to check out these for some hints/tricks:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/13...-32bit-windows
http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-...rinter-xp.html
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