Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Sharing printer from WinXP Mode to Windows 7

13 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Sharing printer from WinXP Mode to Windows 7

Hi all,

I have a Canon LBP-800 printer which only has driver support for XP.

So, after following instructions from this forum & the MS Eval Guide...I still haven't managed to get it working using XP Mode.

I've installed the printer in XP mode, shared it & then changed port to \\WINXPMODE\CanonLBP but this didn't come through to Windows 7. I can't print within XP mode either, although that's not a problem anyway.

Oddly, or maybe not, if I install the (not functioning) XP drivers in Windows 7 and change the port to \\WIN7\CanonLBP it does push it across to XP Mode using port TS0001.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...let me know if you need more info.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

I'm sure you tried this already, someone had the same problem the other day and they said they fixed it by making sure the computer names were typed correctly. Sometimes you need to remember it's Username-PC don't forget the -PC part.
Networking from Printer attached to Win XP PC to Win 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Unless you changed the computer name (EG: MSI-X320-7 is mine)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7

I just went over all the options again but I end up with...

Windows 7 Network & Sharing Centre >>> I can see both my Win7 & virtual XP machines, however clicking into XP machine yields an error: "Windows cannot access \\XP" (error code 0x80070035).

Windows XP 'View workgroup computers' >>>> I can only see the XP machine, clicking in shows my files/printer i'm sharing.

So obviously something must have gone wrong sharing, but I followed the various guides line for line...any suggestions???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If all else fails.... buy a new printer. They are pretty cheap now and days. You can take that old way in Staples and get a 50 dollar instant rebate for recycle...

I went here and this guy directly contacted canon and asked:

Cant find a driver for printer Canon LBP 800 for Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Before you can share anything you need to have the machines talking to one another.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Sharing printer from WinXP Mode to Windows 7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
WinXP Prof to Win 7 Ultimate File Sharing
Hi, I am having problem while accessing my shared folders and files on win xp through win 7 ! When i access any of shared folder it ask for login for Winxp Pc ! but at other side on xp i have no login password ! I have same group name ! But when i access win 7 through my Win xp Pc it...
Network & Sharing
XP mode and printer sharing issues.
I have a fresh windows 7 pro install on a new machine. For the sake of this email, lets say that machine is called HHH. I joined that machine to workgroup GGG. The machine is DHCP into my router. I created a new XP mode Virtual. Called the new virutual VVV, joined it into the same workgroup...
Network & Sharing
Sharing Win7 Files w/ WinXP
Hello, I've read the post about sharing WinXP files with Win7. My issue is just the reverse. From my Win7 computer, I have no problem with accessing the WinXP station shared resources. In my attempts to share certain resources on my Win7 computer with the rest of my network I have completed the...
Network & Sharing
Sharing a printer in XP mode?
My printer is attached via USB. I can get my printer installed in both Win7 and XP mode. In XP mode it shows as shared in USB devices. However, it is online in Win7 and can be used, but offline in XP mode. If I click Attach it will work in XP mode, but then shows as offline in Win7 and can't be...
printer sharing win7 home 64bit to winxp pro laptop
I cannot get my desktop which is running win 7 home 64bit to connect to my laptop which is running win xp pro sp3. i set the workgroup to home on both machines and still nothing. My laptop will not see the desktop over the network. Any ideas on what i should do?
Network & Sharing
Sharing File Access - WinXP and Win7
Hi there - great forum! I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I haven't managed to find out the solution from existing threads or tutorials. I have WinXP on my desktop (let's call it DESKTOP) and Win7 on my laptop (let's call it LAPTOP). I have given both machines a workgroup name...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App