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Windows 7: XP to 7 Printer sharing

17 Nov 2009   #21
bluemaxo1

Windows 7 & XP
 
 

Jimbo

I tried your fix and still have problem! When I print off Windows 7 I can see in the printers box of the xp machine that a document goes to the attached printer but does not print. I can print from an additional Vista laptop with no problem


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20 Nov 2009   #22
Ramogida

win 7 and xp sp3
 
 

Hello, I was very happy when I see the Jimbo 45 solution because Ive been try many ways to print from my laptop, but when I try to create the local port \\xxxx\xxxx , I get the menssage "access denied". Is the same problem hapening to Grahampen. Im also can see the printer over my network and can share files between the machines.... My printer (epson cx-6500) is on a desktop w/ xp sp3 32bits conected from usb port and in my laptop Im using windows 7 ultimate.
Does any one can help me Please!!!
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05 Dec 2009   #23
Rhinog

Windows 7
 
 
Printer share trick

I performed the local printer trick that Jimbo45 indicated. It still would not recognize the xp printer. I deleted the printer from the 7 computer and tried to perform the trick again. Now the printer is removed but when I enter the computer and printer names it states that the path already exists. How do I remove the path so I can try it again? The printer worked fine before upgrading from Vista to 7. Kodac 5300 on XP system, Windows 7 on new laptop.

Thanks
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05 Dec 2009   #24
John Ulbricht

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Ok .. Now I have my printer on A W7 machine and can now print from W7 using the trick as described .. thanks.
However I have the same problem as other when I try to get my wifes laptop Vista home Basic to print.
When trying to create the Local Port i get Access Denied. Printer is a Konica Minolta 2500W laser. I have the correct drivers and as I stated it works on the W7 machines so I have the right drivers .
Please help
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05 Dec 2009   #25
Emily7

 
 

Jimbo,

You rock! Just got a Windows 7 laptop and could not access either of our two printers. Your instructions allowed me to print on both of them in just a few minutes. I would have never figured this out on my own. Thank you so very much!

Emily
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05 Dec 2009   #26
branch155

Windows 7
 
 

I tried using Jimbo's solution -- no success. I get an Access Denied error message, same as Ramogida.

The printer is connected to the Windows 7 machine, and I'm trying to share it with an XP machine.

Any help would be appreciated. This has been a very disappointing chapter in an otherwise pleasant experience switching to Windows 7.
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05 Dec 2009   #27
branch155

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by branch155 View Post
I tried using Jimbo's solution -- no success. I get an Access Denied error message, same as Ramogida.

The printer is connected to the Windows 7 machine, and I'm trying to share it with an XP machine.

Any help would be appreciated. This has been a very disappointing chapter in an otherwise pleasant experience switching to Windows 7.

UPDATE: I get all the way to adding a printer, specifying the printer name, and everything is going well until it starts looking for a print driver. I've downloaded the XP driver to the XP machine, but the XP driver won't install on the Win 7 machine.

Help.
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05 Dec 2009   #28
John Ulbricht

Win 7 Pro
 
 

[QUOTE=branch155;425363]
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UPDATE: I get all the way to adding a printer, specifying the printer name, and everything is going well until it starts looking for a print driver. I've downloaded the XP driver to the XP machine, but the XP driver won't install on the Win 7 machine.

Help.
Thats because you have to install the Win 7 driver on the Win 7 machine. If the printer does not have a Win 7 Driver .. look for a Vista Driver ... If there is no Vista driver ... you may need a new printer.

Cheers
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06 Dec 2009   #29
Emily7

 
 

[QUOTE=John Ulbricht;425567]
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by branch155 View Post


UPDATE: I get all the way to adding a printer, specifying the printer name, and everything is going well until it starts looking for a print driver. I've downloaded the XP driver to the XP machine, but the XP driver won't install on the Win 7 machine.

Help.
Thats because you have to install the Win 7 driver on the Win 7 machine. If the printer does not have a Win 7 Driver .. look for a Vista Driver ... If there is no Vista driver ... you may need a new printer.

Cheers
Actually, neither of the drivers for my two printers (two different HP models) showed up on my Win 7 machine, so I picked the model numbers closest to the ones I have (one is a Photosmart, one a Deskjet), and both printed fine even though the Windows 7 machine is not using the right driver. So, you might try picking a "close enough" driver from the list presented (same manufacturer and closest model you can find) and giving it a whirl. Good luck!
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06 Dec 2009   #30
branch155

Windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=John Ulbricht;425567]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by branch155 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by branch155 View Post


UPDATE: I get all the way to adding a printer, specifying the printer name, and everything is going well until it starts looking for a print driver. I've downloaded the XP driver to the XP machine, but the XP driver won't install on the Win 7 machine.

Help.
Thats because you have to install the Win 7 driver on the Win 7 machine. If the printer does not have a Win 7 Driver .. look for a Vista Driver ... If there is no Vista driver ... you may need a new printer.

Cheers
Thanks for the info. To clarify, I DO have the Win 7 driver for the printer installed on the Win 7 machine, and I have the XP driver installed on the XP machine. When I try to add the network printer to the XP PC, the setup asks for the driver location (i.e., doesn't recognize it automatically). I don't know where the driver location is.
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