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Windows 7: XP to 7 Printer sharing

22 May 2010   #61
mtplus

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 network printing

Jimbo,

Your solution worked perfectly. Thanks!


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24 May 2010   #62
willingdon

XP & W7
 
 
Printer on XP not talking to W7 laptop on same network

Hi,

I've had the same problem that Jimbo seemed to have fixed a few above this one, I tried his fix and it works fine until you turn off the W7 laptop, when you switch on again it sends documents to the printer but they just sit in the queue, seems to think the printer is offline. I have to reinstall the printer to make it work

Any ideas? It's driving me crazy

best regards
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01 Jun 2010   #63
heisdeadjim

Windows 7
 
 

Firstly, sorry for the bump.

Jimbo's trick worked well, I have a HP 1210 connected to an XP Machine. I successfully shared it to two Windows 7 Laptops over wifi, then I went to my Vista laptop.

I got as far as creating a local port, then entering \\machine name\printer name, then the cat jumped up and pressed something It got cancelled in between creating the port and adding the printer.

I lost the screen, and when I try to recreate the connection it says \\machine name\printer name already exists - which makes sense. But I can't go any further. Where could I find the local port I've already created in order to add the printer?
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01 Jun 2010   #64
willingdon

XP & W7
 
 

I had this problem as well, but without the cat.

If you look at the screen when you have been told that the port already exists, you will see that the port you need is actually there already, just waiting for you to use it (well, it was for me, anyway).

Willingdon
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06 Jun 2010   #65
Graymeadow

Windows 7 (64 Bit)
 
 
Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi Mods
Maybe you can make this a sticky -- often comes up and I posted a solution yesterday which works.
..............extract from previous post .....
Hi there
I've posted on this before but to share Printers attached to XP computers with either X-64 or X-32 versions of W7 is SIMPLE. These instructions are for the Printer attached to the XP machine (but works in reverse as well).

("Stand alone" Network printers can be done slightly similarly BTW).

assume the computers are call XPMACHINE and W7MACHINE.

1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared - assume it's called SHAREDPRINTER.

2) On the Network Browsing on your W7 machine ensure you can "See" the Printer share.

Now on the W7 machine do the following (doesn't matter if it's X-86 or x-64).

3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it's on a Network but hold your horses -- what we are actually doing is "Poodlefaking" the W7 machine into thinking it's running the printer.

4) Create NEW port==>Local port

5) Portname is \\XPMACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

6) Now W7 will load a driver and you'll be able to print on the XP machine.

Simple

(For a "Network stand alone printer") at 4) chose TCPIP port
and at 5) enter the IP address.


If the printer is on the W7 machine and you want to print on the XP machine then do the same instructions on the XP machine --
port name in this case will be \\W7MACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

Cheers
jimbo

I had this problem and went nuts for two days before I saw your post.
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16 Jun 2010   #66
f1wade

XP SP2, and 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi Mods
Maybe you can make this a sticky -- often comes up and I posted a solution yesterday which works.
..............extract from previous post .....
Hi there
I've posted on this before but to share Printers attached to XP computers with either X-64 or X-32 versions of W7 is SIMPLE. These instructions are for the Printer attached to the XP machine (but works in reverse as well).

("Stand alone" Network printers can be done slightly similarly BTW).

assume the computers are call XPMACHINE and W7MACHINE.

1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared - assume it's called SHAREDPRINTER.

2) On the Network Browsing on your W7 machine ensure you can "See" the Printer share.

Now on the W7 machine do the following (doesn't matter if it's X-86 or x-64).

3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it's on a Network but hold your horses -- what we are actually doing is "Poodlefaking" the W7 machine into thinking it's running the printer.

4) Create NEW port==>Local port

5) Portname is \\XPMACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

6) Now W7 will load a driver and you'll be able to print on the XP machine.

Simple

(For a "Network stand alone printer") at 4) chose TCPIP port
and at 5) enter the IP address.


If the printer is on the W7 machine and you want to print on the XP machine then do the same instructions on the XP machine --
port name in this case will be \\W7MACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

Cheers
jimbo
hi jimbo, im experiencing a similar problem.

I have a 7 machine i want to add a printer from my networked XP machine, and the XP machine is connected to my printer via a usb to serial plug adapter, owrks great from the xp machine.

I have tried and failed at adding via network from 7 machine.
I have just tried plugging the printer into the 7 machine, printer and devices shows an IEE-1284 controller, i try to add a printer and use the virtual printer port for usb, it installs and says its working, but it wont print anything.

any hints or help greatly appritiated.
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16 Jun 2010   #67
f1wade

XP SP2, and 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heisdeadjim View Post
Firstly, sorry for the bump.

Jimbo's trick worked well, I have a HP 1210 connected to an XP Machine. I successfully shared it to two Windows 7 Laptops over wifi, then I went to my Vista laptop.

I got as far as creating a local port, then entering \\machine name\printer name, then the cat jumped up and pressed something It got cancelled in between creating the port and adding the printer.

I lost the screen, and when I try to recreate the connection it says \\machine name\printer name already exists - which makes sense. But I can't go any further. Where could I find the local port I've already created in order to add the printer?
if it says already exists i would look in the list of local ports above the option to create a port.
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19 Jun 2010   #68
awdyer

windows 7 and xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi Mods
Maybe you can make this a sticky -- often comes up and I posted a solution yesterday which works.
..............extract from previous post .....
Hi there
I've posted on this before but to share Printers attached to XP computers with either X-64 or X-32 versions of W7 is SIMPLE. These instructions are for the Printer attached to the XP machine (but works in reverse as well).

("Stand alone" Network printers can be done slightly similarly BTW).

assume the computers are call XPMACHINE and W7MACHINE.

1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared - assume it's called SHAREDPRINTER.

2) On the Network Browsing on your W7 machine ensure you can "See" the Printer share.

Now on the W7 machine do the following (doesn't matter if it's X-86 or x-64).

3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it's on a Network but hold your horses -- what we are actually doing is "Poodlefaking" the W7 machine into thinking it's running the printer.

4) Create NEW port==>Local port

5) Portname is \\XPMACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

6) Now W7 will load a driver and you'll be able to print on the XP machine.

Simple

(For a "Network stand alone printer") at 4) chose TCPIP port
and at 5) enter the IP address.


If the printer is on the W7 machine and you want to print on the XP machine then do the same instructions on the XP machine --
port name in this case will be \\W7MACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER

Cheers
jimbo

jimbo

I tryed you method and I get 'network name cannot be found'

I do see the shared files on the xpmachine when I go to start and enter \\xpmachine but if I add \\xpmachine\sharedprinter nothing is found.

any ideas?

Bill
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19 Jun 2010   #69
awdyer

windows 7 and xp
 
 

jimbo

I tryed you method and I get 'network name cannot be found'

I do see the shared files on the xpmachine when I go to start and enter \\xpmachine but if I add \\xpmachine\sharedprinter nothing is found.

any ideas?

Bill
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20 Jun 2010   #70
heisdeadjim

Windows 7
 
 

Well, what if your network is called something else?

Obviously the names given are examples only, I have "heisdeadjim" as mine so I changed the appropriate name

That, and have you shared the printer on the host?
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