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

13 Feb 2010   #41
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The share name is Dell_922

No, neither can connect to it.
Both computers have NO driver for it presently.

Edit: Vista is prompting for driver install; 7 returned 0x0000000d.

Vista still won't be able to get the printer to work with the XP driver that will be installed - 7 isn't asking for one, so no idea how to make it work without physically connecting the printer and bypassing the networked printer altogether. >_<


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13 Feb 2010   #42
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

have you tried downloading the most current driver for the printer on the XP machine itself
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13 Feb 2010   #43
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I am certain it is up to date, but I will go ahead and check on that now.
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13 Feb 2010   #44
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

did you get vista to install a driver
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13 Feb 2010   #45
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

install the driver for vista on the vista machine and like wise for 7
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13 Feb 2010   #46
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alright, I'll try. XP is still searching for the driver...
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13 Feb 2010   #47
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

XP did in fact find another driver, so I installed and restarted all three machines.

Vista installed a driver, but I am certain it was the XP driver and now says "Windows cannot connect to the printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine" - which the machine has already been restarted.

I'll try installing the Vista 32 driver on the Vista 32 and the Vista 64 driver on the 7 64 now and see if this changes...
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13 Feb 2010   #48
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

go right to dell website and get the most current drivers don't rely on windows update
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13 Feb 2010   #49
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Okay, both of the driver installers are asking me what the "appropriate install" is the options are:

"Personal Installation" - Install the printer for use on this computer. OR "Network Installation" - Install the printer for use on a network.

Which one should I pick for what I'm trying to do? I'm leaning towards "Network"...
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13 Feb 2010   #50
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

yes network
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