I replaced the XP Home desktop machine (died) that hosts our laser printer.\nThe new box is Windows Vista. After the usual pain of working through issues,\nit mostly is satisfactory. Two problems remain with network printing.\n\n1) If the host machine (Vista) has fallen into an idle state (I havenâ€™t\ntweaked standard settings), my XP machine is unable to print to the printer\non the Vista system. I have to go and move the mouse to wake it up. XP as a\nhost never had this problem.\n\n2) If either computer is rebooted for any reason, I lose access to the\nnetwork printer. I have to delete it and add it again. I assume this has to\ndo with the inability to retain the account/password to access the Vista\nsystem.\n\nIâ€™d really like a fix for these annoyances.