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Windows 7: Connecting to printer


11 Apr 2010   #1

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Connecting to printer

Hi,

Any advice would be appreciated; I have a laptop running Windows 7, which I want to connect to a PC running Windows XP to access the printer, the laptop can see the printer but when I connect I get the following message
‘Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied’.

I have the printer shared out on the PC, just for information the laptop can see shared files and folders on the PC, without any problems.

Regards,


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11 Apr 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome jonx

Please give us more info your equipment. Make & model of printer, etc. How is it connected to XP computer ? Parallel or USB ? XP 32bit or 64bit ? Laptop 32bit or 64bit Windows 7 ?
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11 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Doc, I am interested in how you resolve this problem. I had this identical problem and I did solve; but I am sure my method was not the most expeditious.
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11 Apr 2010   #4

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonx View Post
Hi,

Any advice would be appreciated; I have a laptop running Windows 7, which I want to connect to a PC running Windows XP to access the printer, the laptop can see the printer but when I connect I get the following message
‘Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied’.

I have the printer shared out on the PC, just for information the laptop can see shared files and folders on the PC, without any problems.

Regards,
Did you go throgh the "add printer" sequence in control panel -> printers?

It should share the printer but there's a small protocal driver that has to be dowloaded to the laptop...
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