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Windows 7: Printing to XP Shared Printer

28 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Printing to XP Shared Printer

I'm trying to print from a Windows 7 notebook to a XP shared printer. I'm able to detect and 'add' the network printer on the notebook. When I try to print, a document shows up in the printer's queue on the notebook but never goes over to the XP PC. This might be related: I can 'detect' the XP PC on the notebook but the XP PC does not detect the notebook.


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28 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Are both computers part of the same workgroup? Do you have any security software on the XP computer that may be preventing it from seeing the Windows 7 computer? Have you configured the Windows 7 computer to allow file and printer sharing?
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