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    Sharing printers between Win7 and XP

    I have two PC, one with Window XP and another with Win7. Can you please tell me how to share printer in between these ?



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    ghanathey swetha Array
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    Re: Sharing printers between Win7 and XP

    Hi.
    To share a network printer being hosted by a computer running a 32 bit operating system with another computer running a 32 bit operating system, Vista or XP, you would go to Control Panel > ‘Printers’ > ‘Add Printer’ > ‘Add a network printer’. Apologies if you consider that I am stating the obvious.

    Sharing a printer being hosted by a computer running 32 bit Vista or XP with a computer running 64 bit Vista is not obvious, because if you use the above method, it will not work.

    First, you need to know the name of the computer which hosts the printer, and the name of the printer to be shared.

    Sitting at the host computer: The procedure is the same for Vista and XP

    Start > My Computer > Properties > Computer Name tab > Change button. Write down the name that you see here because this is the computer name.

    Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes > Right click on the printer to be shared > Properties > Sharing tab. Write down the name that you see here because this is the printer name.

    OK. Now sit in front of the Vista 64 computer:

    Start > Control Panel > Printers > Add printer > Add a local printer > Click on ‘Create a new port’ > ‘Local Port’ > ‘Next’.

    The port name will look like this: \\Computer name\printer name
    So enter the names already retrieved, ensuring that you use the same format, then click ‘OK’.

    At this point, you will be presented with the ‘Add New Hardware’ process. You can either select the make and model of your printer from the lists or insert your printer installation disk if you can’t find yours. The printer will be added, and you should be able to print a test page.


    Thank you.

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    sarvarayudu Array
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    Re: Sharing printers between Win7 and XP

    hello,
    To share the printer with windows XP and Win7 follow the steps,

    Step 1
    : First make sure that the printer on the XP machine is shared. You can do this by right-clicking on the printer and choosing Sharing.Click the Share this printer radio button and give your printer a share name. Make sure is less than 8 characters and does not contain any symbols.
    Step 2: Make sure you can see the printer share from the network browsing area in Windows 7. You can do this by going to Control Panel and clicking on Network and Internet.Then click on View network computers and devices under Network and Sharing Center.At this point, you should see the name of your XP computer in the list of computers. Mine XP machine is called Aseem.Double-click on the computer name and you should see your shared printer in the list. Here you can try to add the printer by right-clicking on it and choosing Connect.
    Step 3: Click on Start and then click on Devices and Printers. At the top, click on the Add a printer link.
    Step 4: Next choose Add a local printer.
    Step 5: Next, click Create a new port and choose Local port from the list of options.
    Step 6: Click Next and in the Port name box, type in the path to the shared printer. It should be something like\\Aseem\HPXP, where Aseem is the name of your XP machine and HPXP is the shared name of the printer.
    Step 7: Now choose the printer driver from the list or download the latest driver for the printer and choose Have Disk. Note that if you printer is a little older, it’s a good idea to download the Windows 7 driver for the printer and click Have Disk.
    Windows 7 will load the driver and you’ll be able to print to the XP machine from Windows 7! The main things to remember are sharing the XP printer and downloading the latest driver for the printer on the Windows 7 machine.



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    lekha207@sasi.ac.in Array
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    Re: Sharing printers between Win7 and XP

    hi friend,

    SHARING PRINTERS BETWEEN WINDOWS 7 AND XP:

    1.FIRST MAKE SURE THAT PRINTER ON THE XP IS SHARED .YOU CAN DO THIS BY RIGHT CLICK ON THE PRINTER AND CHOOSE SHARING

    2.MAKE SURE YOU CAN SEE THE PRINTER SHARE FROM THE NETWORK BROWSE AREA IN WINDOWS 7.YOU CAN DO THIS BY GOING TO CONTROL PANEL AND CLICKING ON THE NETWORK AND INTERNET.

    3.REMAINING STEPS ARE IN THE PICTORIAL FORUM

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    THUS YOU CAN SHARE THE PRINTERS BETWEEN WINDOWS 7 AND XP.

    TRY IT NOW

    REGARDS SRILEKHA

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