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Windows 7: Trying to share 1 printer with 2 windows 7 pc's

23 Mar 2010   #1
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Trying to share 1 printer with 2 windows 7 pc's

Hi All,

I have a desktop pc which is running 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate and a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium N.
I am trying to share the 1 printer which is a epson and is connected to the desktop pc.
I go into the printer properties on the desktop and it has sharing selected and is set as default.
I go into the properties on the laptop and the epson is also set as default.
When i select print on the laptop i just get an error and it will not print.
Can someone please help me with this issue?

Cheers Shane


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23 Mar 2010   #2
mvnsnd

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

How did you install the printer on the laptop? Is the laptop also 64 bit?
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23 Mar 2010   #3
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mvnsnd View Post
How did you install the printer on the laptop? Is the laptop also 64 bit?
I went to find printer and then put in driver disc.
Ihave 32 bit on laptop and 64 bit on desktop.

Cheers
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23 Mar 2010   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

You could try the method described in this post. Just replace XP machine mentioned in text with your Desktop.

Kari
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23 Mar 2010   #5
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I fixed it but unsure how i did it.
I think i had to install 32 bit and 64 bit drivers on laptop that was connecting to 64 bit desktop.

Cheers
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