Printing from Vista to network Printer on XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Gary, May 28, 2007.

  1. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Can a PC running Vista Home Basic wirelessly print to a printer connected to
    another computer on a home network that is running XP? If so, How do I set it
    up. Nothing I have tried works.

    Gary, May 28, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  2. Gary

    Tim Guest

    Yes, it *should* be able to. Please provide more details regarding the
    make/model of the hardware involved and what you have already tried. It
    would save time and perhaps solve the problem quicker.

    Tim, May 29, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  3. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I have a home network set up which has cable internet coming into the
    house to the cable modem, and that then runs to our router. To the router I
    have one computer connected with a cable, and our printer is connected to
    that computer. That computer is running XP Home edition. There are three
    other computers all running XP Home that connect wirelessly to the router and
    can connect to that computer by "run \\computer" then connecting to the
    printer. They all can print fine. My computer is running "Vista Basic'. I can
    connect to any of the computers in the network including the one the printer
    is connected to, by "run\\computer name" I can open the print queue and even
    see when there are documents in the queue being printed from any of the other
    computers. The printer is an HP 840c. I have installed an updated driver on
    both the computer the printer is connected to, and also I installed it on
    mine. Once the printer is found by "run\\computer, from my computer, and I
    connect to it on my computer, I can even select it from the drop down menu
    when wanting to print a document, but as soon as I press start I get an error
    message that the document failed to print. I have tried to print from Word,
    Word Pad, Notepad, Notepad2, and Notepad++ They all return the same error
    Thanks, Gary
    Gary, May 29, 2007
  4. Gary

    Tim Guest

    The additional information is very helpful.

    I'll assume that all PCs are in the same workgroup. Rather than using the
    "run\\computer" method from your Vista PC, have you run through the "Add
    Printer Wizard"? If not, give that a go and post back.

    Tim, May 30, 2007
  5. Alan Morris [MSFT], May 30, 2007
  6. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I do not know how or where to look for the system event log entries.
    please advise. The error comes up in a small box, with a little yellow
    triangle with an exclamation point in it, and the message is "Failure to
    print untitled". Thats all it says.


    Gary, May 30, 2007
  7. Start, Right click , Computer, Manage, Event Viewer, Windows Logs, System

    So the message is from Notepad, yes?

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Alan Morris [MSFT], May 31, 2007
  8. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I get the same error message if I attempt to print from. MS Word,
    Wordpad, Notepad, Notepad2 (Replacement for Notepad) or Notepad++ (also a
    replacement) I ran the print wizard as Tim suggested and it did not help. So
    I uninstalled the printer from the host computer, and re-installed it and it
    was able to print the test page. Thnaks for you advise.

    Gary, May 31, 2007
  9. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I had already run the Add Print Wizard and got no results. So I
    un-installed the printer from the host computer, and the driver I had
    installed on mine, re-installed the printer with the updated driver I had and
    I was able to print the test page from my computer. I have not yet tried to
    print anything else from Word or Notepad yet. I am going to assume I can.
    Thnkas for your advise!
    Gary, May 31, 2007
  10. Gary

    Ed Isenberg Guest

    I continue to have trouble with this type of situation. I have a Samsung
    CLP-510 attached to an XP SP2 computer. I have already tried attaching the
    printer directly to the Vista machine and installing the Vista drivers
    successfully. I then reattached the printer to the XP machine and tried
    attaching the Vista machine to the printer over the network, but it
    uninstalled the Vista driver and dragged the XP driver over to the Vista
    machine, which won't work.

    I have also tried installing the Vista drivers on the XP machine as an
    Additional Driver. Unfortunately you can't specify a directory under XP SP2.
    I tried running the Vista drivers using the setup program but of course that
    errored out because it recognized it was the wrong driver. Finally I tried
    copying the Vista drivers to the directory on the XP machine where the XP
    drivers resided, but still wasn't able to install the Vista Drivers under
    "Additional Drivers" for that printer.

    I am completely stumped on this.

    Ed Isenberg

    Ed Isenberg, Jun 7, 2007
  11. Install the Vista drivers as the primary driver on the XP machine for use by
    the XP machine. I believe you have done this and it failed?

    If this fails you will need to bypass the Remote Procedure Calls (RPC)
    functions by adding a local printer to the Vista machine and using the
    Server service rather than RPC to transfer the print file to the XP machine.

    On Vista with the CLP-510 driver installed, add a Local printer, Add a new
    Local Port in the form \\XPMACHINE\PRINTSHARE (if you have spaces in the
    share name rename the share). Select the driver Next , Next , Finish.

    Print Test Page.

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Alan Morris [MSFT], Jun 7, 2007
  12. Gary

    mark Guest

    I am having the same problem. I am running windows xp 64 on the computer
    with the printer. I have a new vista laptop that gets an error
    "windows cannot connect to the printer Operation could not be
    completed(error 0x0000046a)
    when I googled it it said the server has a stack size that is too small.
    the printer is epson cx5000 and the pc is a acer aspire 515 running vista.
    the printer is connected to a HP pavillion with xp media center 64bit with
    dual core athalon processor...
    I've tried all the things you have suggested and nothing works...
    mark, Sep 9, 2009
  13. this is an issue with the server service

    C:\>winerror 0x0000046a
    1130 ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_SERVER_MEMORY <--> 0xc0000205

    Did you already make the adjustments in the registry? You have to reboot
    for changes in the server service to take affect.

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Sep 14, 2009
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.