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: Network printer - not seen from other

29 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 RC1

Positive solution: This helped me out (The LPT2: post)

windows cannot connect to the printer.error 0x0000000d

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #12

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
Win 7 keeps dropping printer.

I have re-networked my Epson RX680 that is attached to my XP machine, in win7 four times now (That makes 5 times in all.). It works for an unspecified time then disappears for no reason. Win7 will not "See" the printer anymore. I have to start from scratch, and reinstall the drivers every time. I should be able to install a printer without resorting to '\\computername\printername'. My other XP machine networked to the printer, works fine, and has not dropped the printer.

The printer on the XP machine has been shared, and works fine in Win7 every time I reinstall it. Is there a problem with Win7, or am I doing something wrong. I've networked a great many printers, and never had a problem.

Add info: The XP machine with the printer installed, IS sometimes shut down with the Win7 machine still running. this would cause the printer to vanish off the Network, but in my opinion that should not matter. When I go to re install the printer, it is always clearly visable on the network when I click Add Printer. I am asked to re instatall the drivers every time I add the printer back. I lack the technical knowledge to check and see if the drivers are still installed, and the OS cannot find them. I should be able to run the networked printer without drivers on the Win7 machine, but perhaps this OS is different and needs them.(?)

This is extremly frustrating. Can someone help?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Network printer - not seen from other

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
New W7 64 install -network issues? Network printer, SMB share & others
I've just had a new PC built for me, for the first time rather than build it myself I aid a local shop, and it's a pretty nice machine. They got windows up and running, when I got it back and lugged it in I don't even remember it asking about whether my network was home, work or public (I may be...
Network & Sharing
Network Printer
Problem with getting into the user... thus the printer will not work. "PC is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions Logon failure: user account restriction. Possible...
Hardware & Devices
Add a network printer with all printer settings using GPO
hi To add a network printer using GPO isn't a problem, but howto export all printer settings from WIN2008 server into WIN7 client to have the same printer settings on this client like on the server?
Network & Sharing
Problem with mapping network location - network printer
Hello! I added a printer to my network (hp c5180) via ethernet cable. But problem accords when I try to map a network location (card reader 5in1 or sth like that, is used to read SD, xD, ms cards used in cameras) from which I d like to copy images, files in explorer without extra software from...
Network & Sharing
Network Printer
I have had a windows XP Network and everything was working fine, but I got a free copy of Windows 7 (and it is a legit copy from MS) and installed it on one of our machines. Everything is up and runnig fine except trying to connect the network printer has being a pain, the printer is a HP Deskjet...
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 00:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+