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Windows 7: Still not able to print on networked printer

05 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
I was able to do it: share W7 printer on XP machine

Hi, all. I just succeeded by following the instructions above from Jimbo45, except instead of "local port" I chose "LDR port". It gave me two fields to populate: in the top one I put the machine name of the W7 computer, and in the bottom one I put the name of the shared printer. (Note that I still have the software CD from the printer, which is Epson Stylus Photo RX500.)

Thank God -- I've been messing with this stuff for weeks now, and it was easier to get my Macbook to share files and folder with W7 than to get XP to do the same!!

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27 Jan 2011   #12

Win 7 Ultimate

Thought I would post. I too had major issues with this - I have Win7 64 computer with Canon printer (via USB) and was trying to connect a XP laptop to print. Trying to install 32 bit drivers on the W7 wasn't possible due to errors. I could also not connect via \\server\printer. I also attempted Jimbo45's solution to no avail.
Howerever, below worked like a charm and was super easy! (note - I don't know if my Canon drivers were there by default, or if I added them by prior unsuccessful attempts when installig the 32 bit drivers on XP.
How to install a printer driver locally for a remote printer in Windows XP
Hope this saves someone some turmoil. What is the world coming to that MS actually had a good TN! :)
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06 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 64 bit

I followed your instructions and they worked until step 5). When my XP systems goes and looks for the diver it returns the error message - Logon failure:unknown username or password. I have no password protecred network. What is the program looking for?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all

I've posted this topic so many times -- but here we go again.

(Mods perhaps a sticky here for Networking Printers)

I've posted on this before but to share Printers attached to XP computers with either X-64 or X-32 versions of W7 is SIMPLE. These instructions are for the Printer attached to the XP machine (but works in reverse as well).

("Stand alone" Network printers can be done slightly similarly BTW).

assume the computers are call XPMACHINE and W7MACHINE.

1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared - assume it's called SHAREDPRINTER.

2) On the Network Browsing on your W7 machine ensure you can "See" the Printer share.

Now on the W7 machine do the following (doesn't matter if it's X-86 or x-64).

3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it's on a Network but hold your horses -- what we are actually doing is "Poodlefaking" the W7 machine into thinking it's running the printer.

4) Create NEW port==>Local port


6) Now W7 will load a driver and you'll be able to print on the XP machine.


(For a "Network stand alone printer") at 4) chose TCPIP port
and at 5) enter the IP address.

If the printer is on the W7 machine and you want to print on the XP machine then do the same instructions on the XP machine --
port name in this case will be \\W7MACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER


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