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Windows 7: installing a shared printer on windows 7

16 Sep 2009   #1
techieguy

Winodws 7
 
 
installing a shared printer on windows 7

i have been running windows 7 rc1 for a while now, I have a HP laserjet 1018 installed as a shared printer on a windows xp machine. From windows 7 rc1 I send jobs to this printer no problem. However, on my new retail version of windows 7 professional 32 bit the printer does not respond to print jobs. The document sits in the que for a few seconds then it just disappears.


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16 Sep 2009   #2
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techieguy View Post
i have been running windows 7 rc1 for a while now, I have a HP laserjet 1018 installed as a shared printer on a windows xp machine. From windows 7 rc1 I send jobs to this printer no problem. However, on my new retail version of windows 7 professional 32 bit the printer does not respond to print jobs. The document sits in the que for a few seconds then it just disappears.
Hello techieguy, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums! Nice to meet you.

You could try plugging the printer into the 7 pro 32 machine and allow windows to install the driver. See if you are able to print directly. Then put the printer back on the XP machine and setup the device (the printer) again as a networked printer and check.

Question: Do all computers networked belong to the same "workgroup name" (not homegroup)?

Cheers!

Robert
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16 Sep 2009   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums TechieGuy. You do have this set as your default printer on your Win 7 pro, ?
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23 Apr 2010   #4
psmith

Windows xp
 
 

hi,

I have the exact same issue, with an HP Deskjet 940c conected to a desktop running Windows XP Home via a parallel port, and a NetBook running Windows 7 Starter. All drivers are up to date (according to the test I can run from the HP support site). If I pause the printer on the desktop, I can examine the details of the job and nothing look any different to a print job initiated on the desktop, so I'm baffled. I was considering getting a usb print server, but I see people have had trouble with those too!
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23 Apr 2010   #5
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Have you set up a home network? - Install a printer on a home network.

Check out this thread and try Jimbo's suggestion (5th post): XP to 7 Printer sharing.

Let us know what happens!
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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25 Apr 2010   #6
psmith

Windows xp
 
 

Cassiefwinteam - your suggestion has worked fine. Thanks very much. I now realise that my problem was that I was trying to set the printer up as a 'network' printer (and win 7 led me to believe this was right - it even gave me the printer in a list to pick from!), but doing it as local printer with the new port setting was what was required
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