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Windows 7: Sharing a Printer from windows 7 to XP


21 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Sharing a Printer from windows 7 to XP

Well i used to not have a problem when all the machines were XP but now when i try and add the printer its saying that i dont have the correct driver installed on the main PC when im trying to add the shared printer on my XP machine.

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21 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

You will have to install the driver manually first on the XP machine via Control Panel, Printers, File, Server Properties, Drivers and add the driver here. Then when you connect to the Windows 7 PC, you will already have the driver ready.
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21 Jun 2012   #3

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

i have to download the driver and add it on there. download it from the website and add it there?
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21 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
i have to download the driver and add it on there. download it from the website and add it there?
You will definitely need install that driver on the Windows 7 machine as well. It may help to right click the driver and choose to run in compatibility mode for XP.
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21 Jun 2012   #5

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Well the printer is connected to the windows 7 machine and i need to get it working on the xp machine.
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21 Jun 2012   #6

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 found the driver it self.
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