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Windows 7: Sharing printer on Home x32 to Pro x64. Can't.

22 Dec 2009   #1
zedman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Sharing printer on Home x32 to Pro x64. Can't.

Hello there,

I swear, I browsed the forum to find a solution for my problem, but maybe it is too evident, or I missed it somewhere...

I want to share my MP540 printer on a PC with W7 Home x32 to use it on my other PC with a W7 Pro x64.
The printer seems shared fine on Home x32 but I coudn't able to install it (nothing found when Pro x64 PC try to browse a shared printer on the network).
My network setup has nothing special. A simple router and it's done. Earlier (when both machine has XP x32, there weren't any problem (just clicked on the printer to share, and voila, the other PC found it, no need to change/click/setup etc. anything...
I found an option window on x32 to install some drivers (?) (where you can tick a "x64 ....blabla") but it needs some install disk (maybe .nfo files?) for the printer.

I have move the printer to my x64 PC, plug in it, and install went fine. So, both machine probably has the appropiate drivers...

But now I'm stuck.

Thanks any help!


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07 Jan 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zedman View Post
I have move the printer to my x64 PC, plug in it, and install went fine. So, both machine probably has the appropiate drivers...

But now I'm stuck.
Hi there zedman, sorry for the delay in getting to this.

So you were able to install the printer successfully on your Pro x64 PC - were you also able to share it with your Home x32 PC? If so, does that solve your problem even though it's backwards from how you originally wanted to do it?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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07 Jan 2010   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Solution to sharing Printer between any X-86 / X64 combinations including Windows XP, W2K, W98 etc etc.

Search for my post in that thread -- it's about Nr 3.

Networking from Printer attached to Win XP PC to Win 7


Hi mods --I've posted this solution so many times perhaps you can "Sticky" it or move to a tutorial.

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Jan 2010   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi mods --I've posted this solution so many times perhaps you can "Sticky" it or move to a tutorial.
I second that. Might as well put the definitive answer right here on SF for the whole internets to see

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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08 Jan 2010   #5
zedman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks all of you!

Actually, it was two W7, not an XP and a W7.

But whatever.

The problem was with the 'homegroups'. My W7x64 PC wasn't connected to the W7x32 PC's homegroup.

Buuh.. At last. It works now. W7x64 found the shared printer on my x32 PC.

Bye!
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08 Jan 2010   #6
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Solution to sharing Printer between any X-86 / X64 combinations including Windows XP, W2K, W98 etc etc.

Search for my post in that thread -- it's about Nr 3.

Networking from Printer attached to Win XP PC to Win 7


Hi mods --I've posted this solution so many times perhaps you can "Sticky" it or move to a tutorial.

Cheers
jimbo
Setting Up A Shared Printer for XP and Vista - Vista Forums

Heres a tutorial I wrote a while back with the same instructions
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08 Jan 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zedman View Post
Thanks all of you!

Actually, it was two W7, not an XP and a W7.

But whatever.

The problem was with the 'homegroups'. My W7x64 PC wasn't connected to the W7x32 PC's homegroup.

Buuh.. At last. It works now. W7x64 found the shared printer on my x32 PC.

Bye!
Glad you were able to get it figured out! Please mark this thread as 'Solved' when you get the chance EDIT: Thanks!

Homegroups, when they work properly, are *awesome*.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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08 Jan 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I agree that Homegroups works perfectly. When there is a problem with it it's always either a user error, hardware problem or third party software conflict such as AVG which breaks Homegroups on a regular basis.
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