Vista Can't print to a networked printer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Jason, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    I have a laptop running Vista Business 32-bit version, a PC running XP pro
    and an HP PSC 750 printer hooked up to the xp machine and networked to the
    vista laptop.

    The Vista machine can see the printer but when I try to print nothing
    happens, no warnings or anything, the print job seems to dissapear.

    I have tried the trick where you set up the printer on the Vista machine as
    a local printer then change the port to \\computer name\printer name but when
    I click on the ok button to add the port access is denied.
    I have administrator privlidges on both machines, if that makes any
    diffrence, but I stll can't print to the networked printer.

    Please help me.
    Thank you very much for any advise.

    Jason, Feb 18, 2007
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  2. Jason

    AMD64 Guest

    Download the latest driver from HP


    (BIOS Merlins 11/04/2006);)
    Opteron 175(CCBWE0546XPMW)250*11=2750 1/1-DIVIDER BIG TYPHOON/CL-P0114
    Evga GeForce 7800 GT PCI-E x16w/Silencer5/OCZ
    (1 x 2 Gb Kit Dual Channel EL Gold XTC 3-4-3-8) 2 Raptors 74 Gigs
    Each/PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510
    AMD64, Feb 19, 2007
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  3. Jason

    Maf-Kees Guest

    You can try setting it up as local on lpt 2 or 3 and
    using cmd with "net use lpt3 \\computer\printer"

    Worked for me,

    Maf-Kees, Feb 20, 2007
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    cimons Guest

    That was a sweeeet fix -- I wasn't the originator of this entry/question, but
    had the same exact problem -- worked like a charm, was doing a little dance
    when she worked!!
    cimons, Sep 5, 2008
  5. Jason

    Knut Knutsen Guest


    Thank you, that solved the same problem for me ! :)

    But is there a way to exec that command during startup?
    (like autoexec.bat)

    Knut Knutsen, Sep 5, 2008
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    Gunny Guest

    This solution also worked great for me. After words, I right clicked on
    computer, selected properities, and selected Advanced system settings. From
    the System Properties window, select Environment Variables tab and enter the
    net use command in either the user or system window which ever best fits your

    Gunny, Aug 31, 2009
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