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Sharing a Printer: new 64-bit Win 7 pc and an old 32-bit XP pc

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September 15, 2011 10:16:06 AM

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 4010, 64 bit with Windows 7 Ultimate as the OS. The HP 3015 Laserjet is connected via a XP machine (old one). I have downloaded the drivers from the HP site. The printer shows on the network but am not able to print from the machine. Am at my wits end trying to figure out how to work this one out.
September 15, 2011 11:32:49 AM

Did you share the printer on your Windows XP machine? Under settings, printers right click the printer and check the sharing option.
September 15, 2011 12:01:29 PM

Yes I did. Tried the other method of Add a printer/local printer/new port/address of printer/next-next..now the printer shows on my screen, but it still does not print a page..
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September 16, 2011 7:47:56 AM

I have a new 64 bit Windows 7 laptop and the printer is attached to the local network with an old XP machine. I am not able to print from my new laptop. Your instructions to change the network boomeranged...all the machines were disconnected even when rebooted with the new workgroup name. If you could give me a way to print from my new laptop...that wud be great. thanks
a b $ Windows 7
September 16, 2011 10:54:32 PM

You have to make it visible on the network.
September 19, 2011 4:51:04 AM

The printer is visible on the network..
a b $ Windows 7
September 19, 2011 5:45:26 AM

P Desai said:
The printer is visible on the network..


If it can see it, install the driver.
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