Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Problem Sharing a Windows XP Printer in Windows 7

15 May 2017   #1

windows 7
Problem Sharing a Windows XP Printer in Windows 7

I have searched the Internet and followed the instructions carefully
Windows 7 sees the printer in Devices and Printers.
When I try to print a document, it is shown as spooling in Devices and Printers when I click on the printer icon.
I can see the network Icon in Windows XP flashing but the printer never comes up.
It is set to share and password is off, firewall is off, and the workgroup names are the same.
What next?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

One of the problems is when you connect to a network printer Windows has to get the drivers from the host PC but being XP it won't be correct driver. What does spooler say if something has stalled it will block any other prints
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Problem Sharing a Windows XP Printer in Windows 7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
WIndows 7 -Sharing a Printer-Printing Preferences Problem
Windows 7 - Sharing a Printer over Home Network I have moved my HP Officejet L7680 from Win 7 Home/32-bit to Win 7 Pro/64-bit. I have installed latest “OJProL7X00_Full_14.exe” from HP website Printer drivers are installed for both x64 (-Type 3 User Mode) and x86 (-Type 3 User Mode) Both...
Network & Sharing
Sharing a Printer from windows 7 to XP
Well i used to not have a problem when all the machines were XP but now when i try and add the printer its saying that i dont have the correct driver installed on the main PC when im trying to add the shared printer on my XP machine.
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 Printer Sharing
I am running Windows 7 Professional Connected to an HP Laserjet 1020. I am trying to share this printer with network printers as of now file sharing works seamlessly on vista, and other windows 7 machines. On windows 7 machine an error pops up when trying to connect to printer On vista...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 & Printer sharing on domain
I have just upgraded the 8 pcs in my office from XP Pro to Win7 Pro 32bit and I’ve encountered printer sharing issues. I have a local mono laser connected to my PC by USB. I’ve shared this and others have been able to add the printer and on occasion print to it, it usually works when they want to...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 64bit Printer Sharing
hi, i cannot seem to get my Printer sharing ( Using HP PSC 1610 ALL-IN-ONE). My printer is connected through usb on windows xp 32bit and want to share printer on windows 7 x64bit windows vista x32bit. Ive set up the sharing part on xp and windows 7 side, but i cannot seem to connect it. The...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:37.
Twitter Facebook Google+