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Windows 7: share printer with xp

21 Nov 2009   #1
wiankemp

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share printer with xp

I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium from Vista on my desktop. My home wireless networ was running smoothly. Since the upgrade I am no longer able to access my printer (Canon i9100) from my laptop running XP. My XP recognizes the network complete with my W 7 desktop and my son's Mac mini. The XP just will not connect with the printer the printer is a USB printer that functions well if directly plugged into the XP. When I try to print from the laptop with the printer plugged into the Win 7 desktop tho, it doesn't find the printer. When I try to "add a printer" to the XP through the Win 7, it keeps wanting to download the correct printer drivers but cannot find them anywhere. I have the original disk that contains the drivers but it will not load onto Win 7 (doesn't like 64 bit). Canon does have drivers for 64 bit so the printer works fine on Win 7. Is this too complicated a post? It's late and I'm pretty frustrated with the whole subject.
Any help would be appreciated.............


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21 Nov 2009   #2
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try this post where Kegobeer help with similar problem HP Laserjet 1200 No Go on Network should work on your xp machine, if it works, and it should, let him know he helped
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