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Windows 7: How do I connect to a an xp pc on my network?

14 Aug 2012   #1
slick8

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
How do I connect to a an xp pc on my network?

Im running W7 64 Bit, my other pc has XP, the workgroup is the same on both systems, Im trying to access a printer thats connected to the XP pc but i cant see it, can someone help?


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14 Aug 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slick8 View Post
Im running W7 64 Bit, my other pc has XP, the workgroup is the same on both systems, Im trying to access a printer thats connected to the XP pc but i cant see it, can someone help?
Is the XP machine a 32 bit system?

Have in you located or installed any compatible printer drivers for your 64 Windows 7 system?
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14 Aug 2012   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

download and install the printer software on the windows 7 machine.
Most modern printer installers will handle the networking details for you, just ensure the printer is set to shared on the xp machine.
As noted above the problem is likely one of drivers.
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