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Windows 7: Cannot connect printer on home network

14 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Cannot connect printer on home network

Hi

I have a printer connected to a Windows 7 PC, the printer is earmarked to Share, and am trying to connect to that printer from a Vista PC through the "Add Printer" dialogue.

The I can see the Windows 7 PC but when I try to connect to it a Connect box comes up asking for a username and password.

I have never set up a username and/or password on the Windows 7 PC, I have tried the Computer Name, Full Computer Name and Description , leaving the password field
blank but cannot connect to the Windows 7 PC and so cannot get to see the printer.

How can I get to connect to the Windows 7 PC?

Thanks

Daniel

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14 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I can see why no one replied, I finally got it working but what a ridiculous rigmarole to simply connect a printer in the same house as the two PC's, I had no problems with Vista to Vista.

What an overkill on the security.

Cheers

Daniel
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