I have a laptop dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu and a desktop running WinXP. The WinXP computer has a printer attached to it that I want to share with my laptop. I did this very easily in Ubuntu but cannot get it done in Windows 7.
When I go into "Network" and click on the WinXP computer's icon, I get a message saying "Windows cannot access \\(computer name)". When I click on "Diagnose", it says that the computer cannot be found even though it is on and they share the same workgroup name.
Sometimes the icon doesn't even show up.
"Network discovery" is turned on.
Sharing is obviously functional since I can access the printer from Ubuntu, but how come it doesn't work in Windows 7?