64bit windows 7 sharing printer but win xp32 can't connect

i have a windows 7 64 bit machine sharing a printer. the xp laptop tries to connect but gets a request for id and pw to connect to the win 7 machine.
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    Make sure all your acounts use passwords. Under advanced sharing, if you're sharing ONLY between Windows 7 PCs, turn on the 128 bit encryption, otherwise use the 40 and 56 bit encryption. In your case set it to use 40 and 56 bit encryption.
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