xp, vista and printer sharing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by PaulG1UK, Nov 4, 2007.

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    PaulG1UK Guest

    I have a hp deskjet set up as a shared printer on an XP machine. I could
    access it fine from another XP but not from a new Vista Home Premium machine.
    It is on the network map but when i go to add printer get message that
    Windows cannot connect to the printer. Network is private home network via a
    BT home hub. Pcs are in same workgroup. Network otherwse fine - can copy
    files around.
     
    PaulG1UK, Nov 4, 2007
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    PaulG1UK Guest

    Would add that printer needs to stay on XP PC since no parallel port on XP box.
     
    PaulG1UK, Nov 4, 2007
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    PaulG1UK, Nov 4, 2007
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    Santiburi Guest

    Thank you Chuck, I have wasted hours trying to set up a network printer and
    achieved what I wanted with your paper in 5 minutes!
     
    Santiburi, Nov 4, 2007
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