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Windows 7: networking xp with windows 7 printers

29 May 2010   #1
kb7uar

 
networking xp with windows 7 printers

I have tried everything to get my computers to share the same printer. I can't get my xp computer to share its printer with my windows 7 computer. any sugesstions?
Thanks


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29 May 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I have successfully done this before, hopefully this will work for you:

Assuming your printer is hooked to your XP Machine, go into printer settings, and enable printer sharing. Note the name of your computer and your printer.

On Windows 7, go to add printer, network printer. Click on not listed, then type the name of the computer and printer like so: \\computername\printername

It should accept it, download and install drivers, and you are on your way.

~Lordbob
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01 Jun 2010   #3
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I have successfully done this before, hopefully this will work for you:

Assuming your printer is hooked to your XP Machine, go into printer settings, and enable printer sharing. Note the name of your computer and your printer.

On Windows 7, go to add printer, network printer. Click on not listed, then type the name of the computer and printer like so: \\computername\printername

It should accept it, download and install drivers, and you are on your way.

~Lordbob
Didn't work in my case. The printer is shared, and I can see it on win 7 pc. I believe my problem is due to the xp pc not having a user password.
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01 Jun 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I have successfully done this before, hopefully this will work for you:

Assuming your printer is hooked to your XP Machine, go into printer settings, and enable printer sharing. Note the name of your computer and your printer.

On Windows 7, go to add printer, network printer. Click on not listed, then type the name of the computer and printer like so: \\computername\printername

It should accept it, download and install drivers, and you are on your way.

~Lordbob
Didn't work in my case. The printer is shared, and I can see it on win 7 pc. I believe my problem is due to the xp pc not having a user password.
I don't believe so. You may have to manually install the drivers on W7, and possibly the W7 drivers on the XP Computer (I don't remember).

~Lordbob
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02 Jun 2010   #5
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I have successfully done this before, hopefully this will work for you:

Assuming your printer is hooked to your XP Machine, go into printer settings, and enable printer sharing. Note the name of your computer and your printer.

On Windows 7, go to add printer, network printer. Click on not listed, then type the name of the computer and printer like so: \\computername\printername

It should accept it, download and install drivers, and you are on your way.

~Lordbob
Didn't work in my case. The printer is shared, and I can see it on win 7 pc. I believe my problem is due to the xp pc not having a user password.
I don't believe so. You may have to manually install the drivers on W7, and possibly the W7 drivers on the XP Computer (I don't remember).

~Lordbob
Easier said than done with an old printer and x32 & x64 OS.
Please refer to my thread posted several days ago
Shared Printer Trouble
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02 Jun 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Checked in the shares directory of Xp and see if the printername is shared. As Lordbob said, it should work.

Did W7 managed to connect to the share and install the driver off Xp?
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02 Jun 2010   #7
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Checked in the shares directory of Xp and see if the printername is shared. As Lordbob said, it should work.

Did W7 managed to connect to the share and install the driver off Xp?
I keep getting errors saying that 7 cannot connect to the shared printer. Have the printer driver manually installed on 7 since it is x64 & xp is x32.

Does it matter that I see the printers via the xp computer's ip address and not the computer name?
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02 Jun 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Hmmm try this procedure, it's worked many times in the past.
XP to 7 Printer sharing
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04 Jun 2010   #9
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Hmmm try this procedure, it's worked many times in the past.
XP to 7 Printer sharing
Tried it multiple times and it doesn't work in my case.

I have given up on this for the time being.
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