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Windows 7: Printer only works in virtual machine, xpmode. How to fix?

07 Dec 2014   #1

Win7 64
Printer only works in virtual machine, xpmode. How to fix?

[I'm a virtualization n00b trying to help my parents out. Bear with me.] Installed a new Canon laser printer on my parent's office computer with a USB connection - Win 7, 64. Worked fine. Then installed into their virtual machine environment for XP mode which they use to run a DOS PROGRAM (no joke) for their business. Now the printer works fine in virtual machine but appears "offline" in Win7 proper. There must be sharing setting or a port thing I just don't know about. Appreciate any suggestions. Out of my league here. Thank you!

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13 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Well connecting it to the virtual machine like that disconnects it from the host. What you need to do is setup printer sharing though the network.
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 Printer only works in virtual machine, xpmode. How to fix?

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