Networking a printer with different operating systems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Mike Normile, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Mike Normile

    Mike Normile Guest

    Thanks ahead of time! I recently purchased a Windows Vista computer, got it
    set up, printer is working fine. But now when I try to network the printer
    using my XP laptop I get an error stating that I need to add additional
    drivers - anyone dealt with this? Any easy fixes?
    Mike Normile, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. A printer needs drivers. If the driver isn't included with XP then
    you'd need to furnish it, networked printer or not.

    I assume you are saying the error states you need a printer driver,
    which indeed you do.
    Elden Fenison, Mar 24, 2007
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  3. Mike Normile

    Mike Normile Guest

    Let me clarify: Up until last week we had an XP desktop and a wireless xp
    laptop networked so we could access the printer that was attached to the
    desktop from the wireless laptop and be able to print.
    Then our new desktop is the windows vista - connected to the printer and the
    printer is set up to share. Now when we try to access the printer from the
    laptop (xp) I get an error that says I need to load additional drivers to
    the laptop. Does this make sense? It wont find the printer. How do I load
    drivers for a printer that is not physically connected or do I need to
    physically connect it to add the drivers and then try sharing?
    Mike Normile, Mar 28, 2007
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