It just get's added on the printer's tasks. I was getting really frustrated with my network printer not working for Windows 7 from my XP computer. Here you can try to add the printer by right-clicking on it and choosing Connect. hope this helps someone October 24, 2010 shalini Thanks a lot.. navigate here
You will see a window notifying you that Windows is connecting to the shared Windows 7 HP LaserJet printer. Click File, and then click Print to select your printer and change any print settings. The Win7 machine could see and ping the XP machine that had the printer connected directly to it, but the Win7 machine could never find/install the printer. Figure : Selecting Add a local printer Select Use an existing port (USB001: Virtual printer port for USB), and then click Next. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/
THANK YOU. jon.oman says: 5 years ago This worked! I then updated the printer authorisation via the "server" (XP Home PC) to "shared", but it still didn't work.Repeating the procedure using "existing port" rather than "add new one". I tried hooking the printer up locally to the Win 7 laptop and it works fine.
Also on the Vista machine you might want to turn off password protected sharing … but it’s completely up to you. thanks a lot in advance. JB Martinez says: 6 years ago Amazing! Printer Sharing Windows 10 To Windows Xp I really appreciate your help, as I have been trying to get this to work for ages and this solved the problem for me.
October 20, 2011 George Great directions re XP desktop (Epson CX8400 printer attached) and W7 desktop, but can't make laptop Vista talk to printer. How To Share Printer In Windows Xp To Windows 7 64 Bit but it doesn't wotrk for me.... My mistake was that the first time through it did not finish up correctly so when I tried to add it again the computer said that the port already exists. More hints Thanks again!
Frank says: 6 years ago I have done every step-by-step, but when I clicked to connect, I received a message "Connecting to HP 3740 on KIDS, looking for a driver. Connecting To The Host Windows Xp Shared Hp Laserjet Printer From A Windows 7 Client Pc Leaving the local port in place, deleting the printer and re-installing it, reconnecting it to the local port restored the printer, at least until the Vista system was re-booted. Test printing from the Windows XP client. Place the document or photo that you want to scan on the scanner glass, or load it into the automatic document feeder (ADF), if your printer has one.
This was soooo much easier than what HP was directing me to do. http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/how-to-connect-a-lap-top-vista-to-a-printer-on-a-xp-desktop/ njbeachbetty says: 6 years ago Thanks. "Add Local Printer" worked to connect a network printer. How To Share Printer In Windows Xp To Windows 7 March 17, 2010 Toad791 Thank you you rock March 28, 2010 Joe Fuller I have tried all your steps above and can't connect to my printer. How To Share Files Between Vista And Windows 10 Search Windows for file explorer, and then click the File Explorer app in the list of results.
wesley_ says: 5 years ago I did all your steps for the win7 wirless laptop to xp usb printing but got the "windows can't find the drivers". http://stricklandresearch.net/how-to/printing-from-xp-to-a-shared-printer-on-vista.html What does this mean and how do I get around it? Alternative Step 6 gives me "the network name cannot be found" even though the name is correct. NOTE: This process may take a few minutes to complete depending on network speed and PC specifications. How To Share A Printer In Windows 7 To Xp Mode
Do not change that. cant print on vista's printer from xp computer solved Problem: Printing wirelessly from Windows 8 desktop to a printer connected wired to a windows XP desktop Printing from xp netbook to Mark Seamone says: 6 years ago This is very exciting to see that I may actually be able to print but I seem to have a problem with the fact that his comment is here For printers with displays, the IP address displays on the printer control panel through the wireless icon or button.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Network Windows 10 And Vista The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. I have a Epson Stylus CX7800 series.
Was trying to connect to an XP laptop. What if I can't print with the built-in driver after upgrading to Windows 10? (Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East only) After upgrading your computer to Windows 10, the October 2, 2010 C Hi. Sharing Between Xp And Windows 10 Something to do with the x64 platform?
However, I got to where I loaded the drivers & after that it just hangs there for ever. nitishgarg says: 6 years ago Hello. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the rear of the printer. weblink Click Add a printer.
The following steps are good for no password protection enabled for both Win7 and Vista. Do not change that. I have a new windows 7 laptop and had the same printer issues.