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Windows 7: Network Sharing with XP, Vista and 7?

12 Feb 2010   #11
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

ok does the XP desktop have the printer connected to it you want to share


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12 Feb 2010   #12
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes
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12 Feb 2010   #13
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

are you able to print ok on that machine now
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12 Feb 2010   #14
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes
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12 Feb 2010   #15
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

ok and you have it set to share
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12 Feb 2010   #16
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep
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12 Feb 2010   #17
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

ok on the XP machine in system properties make note of your workgroup name usually MSHOME
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12 Feb 2010   #18
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's "HOMEGROUP" on all three systems.
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12 Feb 2010   #19
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

you can't use homegroup for this situation please rename you workgroup
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12 Feb 2010   #20
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Because of the Printer? All three are currently networked with "HOMEGROUP". Just trying to clarify...
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