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Windows 7: Unable to connect the printer (hosted on the XP) from the Win7 64bit

04 Aug 2011   #1
vnnghia03

Win 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Unable to connect the printer (hosted on the XP) from the Win7 64bit

Hi all,

I'm running the win7 64bit, the printer is connected to the XP. That printer is not a network printer (Hp 5740,and 5520) , and shared from a Desktop running WinXP 32 bit. I cannot install it via network access ? can anyone have any idea about that problem.

Pleave give me any advise. I appreciated .

Thanks in advance,


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04 Aug 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You didn't give us any details regarding the problem. You could have a problem with the network and permissions preventing you from accessing the printer, or you could have a driver issue where you need to make sure you are using the W7 x64 drivers.

This isn't helpful, but I refuse to set up shared printers this way for friends and family. If they want a shareable printer, they buy a network printer. Windows client OSes aren't always friendly, in terms of loading drivers for OSes that aren't running on the "host" system. A server OS allows this easily.

Now, back to trying to be helpful, fill in the details about what the problem is...as in where you are hitting the roadblock, and we'll go from there.
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04 Aug 2011   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

First question I have is; can you share files and folders right now between the xp and 7 machine?
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04 Aug 2011   #4
vnnghia03

Win 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your attention,

First, I cannot refuse to setup a printer via the network, 'cause it is my job
Second, that printer is connected normally by all of the desktop PCs and laptops in my company (all of them are using winxp, some are using win7 32bit).

From the win7 64bit, i can ping, I can access the shared folder from PC with winXP. I can see the icon of the printer connected to that pc. When i double click to connect (install), it runs, download driver from the windows update, and appear the error message that windows cannot connect the printer . That's it ./.

Hope anyone have any different solution!
thanks
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04 Aug 2011   #5
vnnghia03

Win 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all attention,
I solved the problem from that page Cannot connect to network printer from Windows 7 computer - Microsoft Answers
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05 Aug 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
First question I have is; can you share files and folders right now between the xp and 7 machine?
You can share files and folders between any Windows versions, especially if you disable "Simple File Sharing" and do it the proper, more traditional way.

For a home network, the easiest method is and always has been, to put the same user account/password combinations on each machine, and put each mahine in the same workgroup.
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05 Aug 2011   #7
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Glad to here you sloved it, nice find btw. Generally that site great advice.
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