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Sharing Files and Printers between Windows 7 and Windows XP, the other way?

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  • Started 7 years ago by Garetty
  • Latest reply from ispalten
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This is a great tutorial,, but can you give me one on how to share a printer if the printer is connected to Windows XP?

Posted 7 years ago
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Hello? :-(

Posted 7 years ago
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Your link is no good?

Anyway, I have Win7 and 2 XP's on my LAN. One has an HP 2575 attached and it is via USB. I can use it from my Win7 machine.

Here are the steps I used.

-- On the XP system, SHARE the printer, and give it a name.
-- Open up on W7 the Start Orb, then the Control panel.
-- Select Devices and Printers.
-- On the top, select ADD PRINTER.
-- Select ADD A NETWORK ....
-- Select the XP printer which it should find.

Done, but you might be required to load the printer driver if it isn't in W7. Depending on printer, you might not be able to use any other function but print.

Irv S.

Posted 7 years ago

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