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Windows 7: Print Sharing XP to Win 7

05 May 2009   #1
chicago53

Windows 7 and XP Home
 
 
Print Sharing XP to Win 7

I have 2 PCs one running XP HOME and other the new Win 7 they both are networked using the same router they both have HP printers connected I can see and use the printers on both machines from the Win 7 PC as well as any shared files . However I cannot share files or use printer(on the Win 7 PC) from the XP Home PC. They are both configured with the same workgroup name.Seems other posts are haveing the oposite issue.


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05 May 2009   #2
jkkw

Windows 7
 
 

on Windows 7, did you turn off password protected sharing? This is found in network and sharing center | advanced sharing settings. Once this setting is turned off, the Windows 7 machine will work like XP for sharing.
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06 May 2009   #3
chicago53

Windows 7 and XP Home
 
 
XP will not see Win 7 printer

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chicago53 View Post
I have 2 PCs one running XP HOME and other the new Win 7 they both are networked using the same router they both have HP printers connected I can see and use the printers on both machines from the Win 7 PC as well as any shared files . However I cannot share files or use printer(on the Win 7 PC) from the XP Home PC. They are both configured with the same workgroup name.Seems other posts are haveing the oposite issue.

Password off still not seeing or sharing
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