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Windows 7: Having an issue sharing a printer

22 Mar 2010   #1
mlthmp

Windows 7
 
 
Having an issue sharing a printer

Hey everyone. I am having a little trouble sharing a printer that's hooked up on this machine (Windows 7 64)

I am trying to share the printer with a netbook (Windows 7 32) and another desktop running XP Home.

So far, I can get the netbook to print correctly, but the XP system just won't print (I can, however see my machine from the other one's networking)

In addition, whenever I try to access one of the other systems from here (IE, to put files on my wife's netbook) I am getting a Network login prompt for a login and password. I also get the same prompt when I try to access the XP machine.

Any ideas of what I should try? In homegroups / advanced settings I already have the following set,

Turn on Network Discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing
Turn on sharing so anyone with network access.....
Use 128-bit sharing...
Turn off password protected sharing

These options are set for both "Home or Work (current profile) AND "Public"


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22 Mar 2010   #2
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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22 Mar 2010   #3
mlthmp

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post

I'm afraid that's a no-go. All of that has already been done (both guides) all that said I still cannot print using the XP system (although it does see the printer)

In addition, I am still unable to get around the "Enter Network Password" thing when trying to view files on one of the other systems. =(
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22 Mar 2010   #4
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

What firewall are you running?
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22 Mar 2010   #5
mlthmp

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
What firewall are you running?
The built in firewall with Windows 7
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22 Mar 2010   #6
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Well thats your problem disable it then it should work.
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22 Mar 2010   #7
mlthmp

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Well thats your problem disable it then it should work.

Hate to say this, but nope. No change with it on or off.
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22 Mar 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I ran in to this exact same problem with a netbook XP OS. I hooked the printer directly to the XP machine and installed the printer. Then I hooked the printer back up to my Win 7 32 bit machine and made sure print and file sharing was enabled. I then went to the XP machine and Printers via the Control Panel and selected the appropriate printer as the default printer and it worked.
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22 Mar 2010   #9
mlthmp

Windows 7
 
 

Now, suddenly the Windows 7 netbook can no longer print (where it was able to yesterday) =(

This one is sure being a pickle to tackle!

*EDIT*

Ok, now it gets interesting. I just tried to print from the XP system. The document did NOT print, BUT! on my main system in the "Devices and Printers" area it's showing as having 1 Document(s) in queue. When I open it up to view it says status is "Deleting - sent to printer"
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23 Mar 2010   #10
mlthmp

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, well thanks anyway guys but I give up. This is just apparently not going to work. Everything I find online tells you to do the VERY SAME thing (every how-to is the same) and I have done all this to the letter.. so I guess thats it, lol.
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