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Windows 7: Reconnecting local printer in XP mode.

11 Mar 2013   #1

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Reconnecting local printer in XP mode.

Hi. I am using "XP mode" and "Win7" on same time (some programs that i used, are not support win 7).
Now i have a little problem: when i need to print on win 7, i have to disconnect my USB local printer in XP mod (by using "USB detach" button.) And when i need to print on XP mode i need to connect it again by using same button.
The problem is when i connecting the printer in Xp mod, it automaticly disconnect on Win 7.
What should i do to use same local printer on both OS on same time?

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13 Mar 2013   #2

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Hi GraffGriff, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You should keep the printer connected to your host machine, and share it with XP Mode. See for instance this Microsoft article about how to share a printer: Share a printer

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