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Windows 7: Problem Sharing My Xp printer with Win 7

20 Nov 2009   #1

win 7 and xp sp3
Problem Sharing My Xp printer with Win 7

My xp 32bits computer (c1) has an epson cx6500 conected by usb port.
My win 7 64bits computer (c2) is a laptop.
Both are set to share files, and works well.
When I try to add a printer in my c2 I get the menssage can not find the drivers for the printer on the network. it asks if i want to locate them myself, i download the drivers from epson site, which is an executable and even ran it. I retry the process, get the same prompt to search for the drivers, and the driver search is only allowing '.inf' files.

Im also try to conect the printer direct to c2 usb port and for my surprise it work well and dont ask me to install any drive!!

Then Im found in this forum a solution post from Jimbo45:

" assume the computers are call XPMACHINE and W7MACHINE.

1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared - assume it's called SHAREDPRINTER.

2) On the Network Browsing on your Windows 7 machine ensure you can "See" the Printer share.

Now on the Windows 7 machine do the following (doesn't matter if it's X-86 or x-64).

3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it's on a Network but hold your horses -- what we are actually doing is "Poodlefaking" the Windows 7 machine into thinking it's running the printer.

4) Create NEW port==>Local port


6) Now Windows 7 will load a driver and you'll be able to print on the XP machine.


Im was very happy. But following when I try to create the local port \\xxxx\xxxx , I get the menssage "access denied".

Any one can help me Please!!!

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