Can't Install Network Printer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Don, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Don

    Don Guest

    I have Vista on a notebook and I want to connect to the HP printer on my
    XP Pro workstation. When I try to install the network printer I keep
    getting a message that the local spooler is down. What am I doing wrong
    and how can I install the printer?
    Don, Oct 18, 2008
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  2. Don

    Rob Guest

    Something I've noticed on a similar setup I've got going over here. If
    you open a connection to your machine from your Vista box, and
    right-click the printer, and then click connect, you should be able to
    refresh the connection. Sometimes just opening up the printer remotely
    does the job. It seems to be a necessary work around between vista and
    xp if the xp box hasn't had a print job in a long time. Can't figure
    out why.

    Hope that helps.

    Rob, Oct 19, 2008
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