Sharing Printer with WinXP Issues

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Skybase, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Skybase

    Skybase Guest

    I'm trying to share my printer on my WinV machine (it's a brother HL-1440
    laserjet) with my WinXP machine in the other room. Now, I can SEE the
    printer just fine on the other machine, but when I try to connect it says
    that it will install drivers for this printer. This printer works fine when
    I boot to XP on my winV machine, but when I try to let my other machine
    install the drivers for it it says it can't find the drivers. Is this
    looking on the WinV machine for the drivers or locally? Either way, I can't
    see why it can't find the drivers. . .

    I never had this issue in WinXP, it works fine on my network that way.
    Also, Iv'e set to share the printer, set in printer sharing in the control
    panel to allow sharing of my printer as well. Anyone have any ideas as to
    why this isn't working? Please?

    I hate to have to reboot to WinXP and leave it there everytime I leave just
    so that people can print when I'm not home.

    Thanks in advance!
    Skybase, Jun 10, 2006
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  2. Skybase

    Skybase Guest

    Anyone help me out here? Same issue still persists and I don't know how to
    resolve it. . .?

    Thanks again!
    Skybase, Jun 12, 2006
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  3. Skybase

    Rusty H Guest

    It's looking to to install the drivers on yur XP box. Just use the "add
    printer" function, browse to the Vista box printer and install the drivers
    (you may need your printer driver disk or download the XP drivers from
    Rusty H, Jun 12, 2006
  4. Skybase

    Skybase Guest

    Okay, I have tried this but the Other machine running XP tells me that this
    is not a suitable driver. It IS the WinXP driver. .same that I used on my
    other machine when I had XP installed. It just seems as though something in
    sharing isn't set up properly yet. Anything else I may be missing? Anyone
    else have this issue in sharing a printer with a computer running WinXP?
    Skybase, Jun 20, 2006
  5. Skybase

    Rusty Guest

    I am having the same problem with my Brother MFC-210c. I can see the printer
    Rusty, Jun 21, 2006
  6. Skybase

    Skybase Guest

    Glad that at least I'm not alone, but. . anyone happen to know how to get
    around this?? It's the only reason I'm not solely running WinVista on this

    Thanks again!~
    Skybase, Jul 7, 2006
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