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Windows 7: Sharing a printer in XP mode?

30 Sep 2009   #1
techs

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
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 used. Inintegration features the Printers box is check, as well as enable at startup.
Is it possible to use the printer on both machines without havind to attach and unattach it?
Thanks for any help.


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12 Oct 2009   #2
scott47

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techs View Post
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 used. Inintegration features the Printers box is check, as well as enable at startup.
Is it possible to use the printer on both machines without havind to attach and unattach it?
Thanks for any help.
Mine works the same way but I'd love to have the physical machine and the virtual machine "attached" at the same time. If you found any way around this please let me know. If not I guess we should just be happy that we can (finally) use a USB device inside of a Virtual PC.
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13 Oct 2009   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Just Share the printer as if its on a Network.

I've posted zillions of times in this forum how to share bwtewwn windows 7 and XP (mix of 32 and 64 bit as well).

Cheers
jimbo
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24 May 2010   #4
willingdon

XP & W7
 
 

I have an Epson C900 printer connected via USB to an XP PC, which works fine.

When my wife had a Vista laptop connected via wireless to the LAN that the XP PC is connected to, she could access the printer fine.

Now she has a W7 laptop, connected the same, I saw Jimbo's recommended fix for this, which works fine, but only as long as you leave everything switched on. As soon as you switch the W7 machine off then back on, it seems to know that the printer is there, but anyhing that you want to print just sits in the queue forever. I did a restart on the XP machine and the W7 machine would still print OK, so it would seem to be some sort of problem in W7 in that it can't remember how to reconnect to the printer.

Any ideas?

Worried of Willingdon
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