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How To Print from XP Comp Wirelessly to Vista Comp Printer

Q: How To Print from XP Comp Wirelessly to Vista Comp Printer

I want to be able to print from my XP Computer to the Vista computer in the other room, wirelessly.

XP Home
Vista Home Premium
New, Shared Printer

Printer on the Vista computer is "shared"...I don't know anything about networks
I use control panel: "add a printer" -> "A network printer" -> "Browse for printers" -> it shows some sort of window with icons that don't really mean much to me:

One category is called "Workgroup" and when I click it, the Vista name of the computer in the other room shows up, but nothing happens when I double click that. I connected to a wireless printer a long time ago this way when one was connected to an XP computer, and the actual name of the printer would show up.

Does anyone know how to do it?

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i have a shared printer on a windows 7 computer. i have another win 7 comp also able to use printer. i want to also share the printer with a vista computer. all printers are in same workgroup. in one of many attemps it asked me for username and passwork. i don't know if that means username for printer/comp or user name for vista comp or what. please help.

A:How to share non win7 comp with vista printer

Enter the name of your Vista Computer. It would be "somename-PC" as an example.

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I gave My Daughter an Epson r300 printer. The drivers were downloaded from Epson to Her HP computer with Vista Home. Suddenly it stopped working and the drivers had to be reinstalled again. This happened several times. Annoying to have to load the drivers each time you need to print something!
Suspect the updating process from MS but not sure. She needs some advice if available how to keep the drivers installed!
Also, is there a way to run XP programs, I believe it is compatability?
Thanks for any info.

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I have just bought a new all-in-one printer, the Canon MP630 and need to connect it to my wireless network. I have a desktop and a laptop which both access the internet using a Netgear DG834GT with the wireless laptop and the Netgear USB adapter that came with it for the desktop. The new printer is in the same back room as the desktop but on the other side of the room. The laptop is used all over the house. The DG834GT is in the front room of the house as there is only one phone point coming in to the house. I may be getting a second printer in the future which I would also want to use wirelessly.

I need to be able to print wirelessly from both the desktop and the laptop and I think that I need a print server. I have looked online and there seems to be such a wide choice from mini ones to ones with switches(?) etc that I don't know what I am looking at.

Please can anyone help with some advice on what I need to do and a good model to buy? I am in the UK BTW. Many thanks.


A:How to print wirelessly from my new printer?

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The web written help I got didn't work so I called in and the gentleman that help me was first class and I gave him 5 stars. It took us an hour plus but we or he got it done. The HP repair program would print but the programs like Word would not. The HP tech was the best and I saved his instructions so I can do it again.  If HP goes back looking for me, I did it for a friend.  Thanks HP.  The computer was still under warrenty with about a month to go. Five Stars *****

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printer 5514 does not print wirelessly, says printer off line, Inspiron 15 laptop running windows 10 home 

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I have two laptops, one running Windows 7 (32-bit) and one running Windows 7 (64-bit). I recently replaced my HP8600 as it finally died. Had no problems with it up to then. I bought a HP8610 and downloaded the latest Windows 7 64-bit drivers as the enclosed driver disk was only for 32-bit systems. I used the disk to load the 32-bit drivers in my 32-bit laptop. I can only get documents to print from EITHER laptop if they're sent from Word Perfect word processor. Anything else goes to the print queue which says it's printing, but nothing prints. The job in the print queue disappears as if it's done, but nothing prints. Scan doctor says there is nothing wrong with my setup on either computer, the printer recognizes my network and I can send an internal test print request, which it prints without problem, so I know it's communicating. My 8600 had no problems with my present setup. I have tried printing Web documents from Interet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox, ensuring that the browser pointers were set to send print requests to my recognizd printer, and again, the job(s) show up in the print queue but do not print. And again, the jobs disappear after a few seconds as if they're finished, but nothing prints. I've tried 'CNTL-P' and 'CNTL-SHFT-P keyboard commands , no help there either I have deleted the drivers and reloaded them several times on both laptops and ensured that the old 8600 drvers were deleted as well, still no help. I'm so frusra... Read more

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How do I set this up? I can't figure it out. I would like to wirelessly print for college. I have the airport enabled. Thanks.

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I will try to explain this best I can.

I have set up alot of small home networks and shared printers etc

These people have a netgear router and dsl have one desktop and two laptops. Here is the problem, the printer is hooked into the desktop and then shared with the laptops. It was all setup right cause they had a problems 3 or 4 months ago they couldn't get one laptop to print and I got it going for them, they have gone months of printing by haveing the printer plugged into the desktop and then shared with the laptops. the desktop is XP Home and the laptops are vista. BUT like I said they worked fine for months, they said they had a power outage and used a generator etc we had an ice storm around here and alot of people lost power. anyway now the laptops won't print wirelessly but they arre working wirelessly cause they can both get on the internet wirelessly. If you plug the printer into each laptop one at a time of course it will print wired but you plug it back into the desktop and it will print but then the laptops won't. I was trying to get around all the stuff like I no how to set up a network and have shared alot of printers beforre this has me stumped. the share name is the same, I deleted the printer software in one laptop and then put it back in, and it works wired but not wirelessly the other laptop I didn't do anything to and it will print wired but not wirelessly, Here is the thing they say nothing had been changed howerver there daughter l... Read more

A:computers can't see the printer to print wirelessly and used to no problem

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You guys have helped me a lot in the past and i appreciate the help again. Here are my logs.
Problem is avast wont activate and ive crashed a couple times, comp is running very slow.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:03-06-2015
Ran by Brian (administrator) on BRIANASUS on 03-06-2015 20:48:22
Running from C:\Users\Brian\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: UpdatusUser & Brian (Available Profiles: UpdatusUser & Brian)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\FBAgent.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\NvXDSync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\AsLdrSrv.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.... Read more

A:Something is wrong with my comp. Avast wont activate, comp running slow, crashin

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove these programs in bold using the Add/Remove Programs applet.Download Updater (AOL LLC) (HKLM-x32\...\SoftwareUpdUtility) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONRewardsArcadeSuite (HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1001\...\RewardsArcadeSuite) (Version: - 215 Apps) <==== ATTENTIONSearch Protection (HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1001\...\Search Protection) (Version: - Spigot, Inc.) <==== ATTENTION===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 


HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1001\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://search.yahoo.com/?type=282369&fr=spigot-yhp-ie
URLSearchHook: HKLM-x32 - (No Name) - {7aeb3efd-e564-43f1-b658-5058a7c5743b} - No File
URLSearchHook: HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1000 - (No Name) - {7aeb3efd-e564-43f1-b658-5058a7c5743b} - No File
BHO: TmIEPlugInBHO Class -> {1CA1377B-D... Read more

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Apologies if I am in the wrong forum for this question and if I am, could somebody direct me to the right one.

This question is two-fold and I'm hoping that somebody has experienced this problem before and knows exactly how to rectify it. If anyone can solve this for me or tell me where I am going wrong, I will bow before them and owe a great deal of gratitude for their knowledge. I have tried everything to get this to work.

My operating system is Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

I recently bought a new laptop (not a Dell) and so wanted to link this up and synchronize it with my Dell 305w all in one Wireless printer so it prints and scans wirelessly.

I put in the CD that came with the printer and I downloaded the most recent driver (or so I thought).

Anyway, after all that was done it prints wirelessly no problem. The trouble came when I wanted to scan a document from the Dell Imaging Toolbox.

On my old laptop (that is a Dell) and my daughter's laptop (that is a Samsung,) this works wirelessly no problem at all from the Dell Imaging Toolbox. On this new laptop, it doesn't scan wirelessly although it does print wirelessly. Every time I tried, first a message came up giving me a choice of two printers to use yet only one is showing in Devices and Printers in the control panel. So I chose one. (This message never came up before on my other laptop and I never had a choice).

After choosing one, I then chose 'scan' and then 'start' from the Dell Imaging Toolbox... Read more

A:Dell 305w Wireless printer can print but not scan wirelessly

It may be best to post on the Dell forum (printer section) as there are people there that are familiar with Dell printers and applications.

Printers Forum - Printers Forum - Peripherals - Dell Community

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My computer has been running a bit slow lately, and i get constant popups in sets of 20 or 30 that will not close, and randomly my computer will have black and blue lines run across the screen, or will completely blank out, i have had some issues with freezing and then it wil begin to make noises at me if i touch any keys or click, not sure whats wrong i suppose i just post my log?

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
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A:Comp a bit slow, uncloseable popups, random comp shutdowns, freezing

Welcome to TSG

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

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Scan saved at 12:47:59 PM, on 12/14/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe
C:\Program Files\Sqwire\uc.exe
C:\Program Files\syslaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\Media\Media\UpdateStats.exe
C:\Program Files\SuperBar\sbhc.exe
C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\Loader.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\updater\wupdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\slmss\slmss.exe
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A:Friends comp... u know, the ol' popup not online... close IE/ freeze comp... HIJACK

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I have been reading on different sites to download different anti-spyware programs. Right now I have:

1. Ad-aware
2. Spybot
3. IE Spyad w/ Zoned Out
4. PC pitstop driver alert
5. Spyware Blaster
6. ATF Cleaner
7. PC Pitstop Driver Alert
8. Hosts Xpert
9. Windows Defender

Will these slow down my system, or make it take longer to shut down and restart my comp? Is there anything on this list that I should not have? If it's not a big deal, does anyone recommend any more apps I should download or things to do to make my system better?

If I install almost all of the reputable spyware removers and system optimizers, etc. on my comp, will it slow down my system? Will there be any negative consequences?

Right now I would opt for a faster computer over a secure one, so I would prefer speed over an increased possibility of a virus, etc (still want an anti-virus though). I'd like my comp to shut down and restart quickly, but of course it's not that big of a deal.

With that in mind...I was wondering what the computer "gurus" think is the best way I can optimize my computer? If you have a lot of experience, then what would/do you do, and what do you download for your comp? What programs should I download or buy? I'm willing to pay money for programs that I can buy at the store or pay to activate full versions of trial software, etc. if it will help optimize my computer or help my computer's speed. My system specifications are at the bottom of this ... Read more

A:Newbie questions. Will anti-spyware, etc. slow down comp? Best way to optimize comp?

Well dude.. i would just go with ad aware.. it wont really slow the comp down

somthing activly scanning such as norton avast etc.. will slow your comp down by taking resources... just go with a scanner like adaware that doesnt use resources..

EDIT: Norton sucks... seriously

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I loaded all my documents and folders from "My Documents" on my old computer (XP) and when I went to load them on my new system (8.1) only about 8 were included on the memory sticks. I used 2 sticks and assured that all the documents were loaded in full.
Any suggestions or ideas.

A:Solved: Loading Saved Documents & folders from my XP Comp. to Windows 8.1 on New Comp

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I have been reading on different sites to download different anti-spyware programs. Right now I have:

1. Ad-aware
2. Spybot
3. IE Spyad w/ Zoned Out
4. PC pitstop driver alert
5. Spyware Blaster
6. ATF Cleaner
7. PC Pitstop Driver Alert
8. Hosts Xpert
9. Windows Defender

Will these slow down my system, or make it take longer to shut down and restart my comp? Is there anything on this list that I should not have? If it's not a big deal, does anyone recommend any more apps I should download or things to do to make my system better?

If I install almost all of the reputable spyware removers and system optimizers, etc. on my comp, will it slow down my system? Will there be any negative consequences?

Right now I would opt for a faster computer over a secure one, so I would prefer speed over an increased possibility of a virus, etc (still want an anti-virus though). I'd like my comp to shut down and restart quickly, but of course it's not that big of a deal.

With that in mind...I was wondering what the computer "gurus" think is the best way I can optimize my computer? If you have a lot of experience, then what would/do you do, and what do you download for your comp? What programs should I download or buy? I'm willing to pay money for programs that I can buy at the store or pay to activate full versions of trial software, etc. if it will help optimize my computer or help my computer's speed. My system specifications are at the bottom of thi... Read more

A:Newbie questions. Will anti-spyware, etc. slow down comp? Best way to optimize comp?

As a rule, you use:
1 firewall
1 antivirus
* Norton is not the best program around, and it's a resource hog, but since you bought it, you'll have to live with it until it expires.
* Using more then one of each is asking for problems (conflict).
As for antispyware programs, you can have as many, as you want, however, I wouldn't use more then 2 as startups, since you want fast computer.
Your computer specs look very good, but the lower number of startups, the better (this is another thing to check).
As for antispyware, I'd keep Spyware Blaster as a startup program, and I'd add a-squared: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
You may want to run others, you have once in a while, or when any problem arises.

In addition, you want to keep your computer clean of garbage, and for that purpose, you want to get CCleaner: www.ccleaner.com

Once a month, you want to run defrag. I recommend free jkDefrag: http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/ instead of Windows defrag.

That's about it. If you have more questions, please, ask.

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I want complete access to my comp at my parents house from my comp at my sisters pad.
How would I go about doing this?
It would mostly just be for grabbing files.

A:I want complete access to my comp at my parents house from my comp at my sisters pad.

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alright were havin a little problem first let me tell you about the two computers:

Computer A: Windows XP Home Edition
Has the Cable modem connected to it
Has the router connected to it
512mb ram

Computer B: Windows 98SE
Being Wirelessly connected to the xp computer

Ok well i know i have my network set up because a) i went through the XP computer, and The 98SE computer is getting an internet connection and finally C) because the XP can connect to the 98SE but not visa versa

Now every time im on the 98SE computer and i try to connect to the XP comp i get this "Resource: \\MAIN\IPC$" Then its askin for a password, ive tried every single password ive known it wotn connect, i have even made an account exactly the same as the 98SE computer on the XP computer. IE (this is true) The windows 98SE computer has a username of Default and password - nothing. So i went to the XP connection, i made an account named Default and in the password field put nothing. I dont know what else to do ive tried everything plz help soon!!!

A:problem connecting 98SE comp to Xp comp but not visa versa

On the XP machine:
1) Is the firewall turned off? If you have SP2 it is turned on by default.
2) Have you shared any folders yet?

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i have win 7 ultimate x64
my comp won't stop BSOD and mentions ntoskrnl.exe+80640 as the main cause for this, the pc also freezes repeatedly, also recently it started rebootin and beeping after that.
can't find the solution im strugglin from that more than a month
the bios also behaves wierdly lately, it changed it self time and system time and also changed RAM frequency.
after turning driver verifier my comp reboot more frequently
i hope some1 can help me get to solution becauze im really lost, i added all the files required for you to help me.
thanx , mark

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I recently set up a workgroup called "workgroup" so that my two PC's could share files.

The XP comp is called Qing, and can access the workgroup and log onto the linux server called Han (running Fedora 6 with Samba) . Once logged onto Han from Qing, I can see the shared folder, but when i try to access it I get the following message:

"\\Han\share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

On Han, the linux comp, I have set up a shared folder called "share" with full permissions.
I have enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP and rebooted and still no luck,
I have searched the internet and these forums for a similar problem but was unable to find anything that I could use.

Any help would be great!


A:XP Comp cannot access shared folder on Linux Comp

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I've got an annoying problem I'm trying to smooth out. On my 3-computer LAN, I've got network shares set up on all three comps. (Not homegroup; not public folders; those aren't workable for my situation.)

On my main work computer ("Comp A") (Win 7 Home Premium), whenever I open the sharelist on either "B" or "C", I have the extreme pleasure of waiting 8-10 seconds before the shares on the requested machine are presented.

Other than that, the shares work perfectly, except for the annoying delay every time I want to use Comp A to open the list of shares on Comp B or Comp C.

What I'm sharing: My user directory on each comp. (I'm the only user on this 3-node LAN.) Sharing with Homegroup or Public Folders isn't feasible.

When the delay happens: Courtesy of Wireshark, I've learned that when the delay occurs, it occurs after "Negotiate Protocol Response" and before "Session Setup Request".

I'm also getting the same delay behavior on one other computer (Comp C), but only when accessing the share list Comp A. Here's the specific run-down...

Computer A
Windows 7 Home Premium
8-second delay opening shares on Comp B and Comp C.
Computer B
Windows 7 Ultimate
No delay opening shares on Comp A or Comp C
Computer C
Windows 7 Ultimate
8-second delay opening shares on Comp A (Home Prem.) but *not* Comp B (Ult.)
I'd really appreciate any troubleshooting suggestions. End result: When I click a computer to ... Read more

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My computer has had two things happen to it. The address folders in Thunderbird have been wiped clean and i have been reciving messages for undelivered mail that I never sent. I think my comp has become a zombie and part of a bot net. how do I regain control? I have not seen any error messages, no reset of desktop, and i have run many security programs in safe mode

Current security is Trend Micro PCcillin 2006 (updated daily)
I also run adware 2007, Ccleaner, Auslogics disk defrag, Registery fix,

Machine specs:
Dell 4300
OS - Windows XP

please help me determine the extent of this problem and how to fix it.


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I have a 32bit comp, W7 Ult, 1TB HD and I would like to clone that onto a comp that is a 64bit. HD is the same capacity, question is, can this process be done? Will the programs from the 32bit work in the 64bit comp.? I'm thinking of using Acronis True Image Home 2011.I was given a newer desktop minus the HD and was going to retire my old desktop and I wanted what was on the old comp(32bit) transfered to the new (64bit) tower. Thanx in advance for any advice.

A:Transferring Everything From 32bit comp To 64bit comp

You can't do it.
64-bit has to be a clean installation.
You can transfer your data, but all programs have to be reinstalled.

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I just got my new laptop and I am trying to transfer files from old computer to it. I tried to set up a home network by following the wizard. When I go to My Network Places from my new computer, nothing shows. I tried pressing the View Workgroup computers button from there and all I got was:

"Home not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions."

What should I do?

A:Network Problem. New comp can't access old comp.

Create a file in notepad named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

------------------- Use text after this line -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
------------------- Use text before this line -----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

If that doesn't do it, let's follow these basic debug steps.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version. A failure here needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, DHCP Client, DNS Client, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

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is it possible ffor me to vue a webcam from another comp on network on my comp? I want to monitor my house. i have webcams on my comps on the lan, and i want to moniutor my house. Can i do it, how do i do it.... win 2k pro is on all the computers.

A:is it possible ffor me to vue a webcam from another comp on network on my comp?

Try these links:



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My dad has expensive construction software that he needs on a day to day basis, but his laptop is dying and very slow. Currently his laptop runs Vista x86, and I wanted to give him my laptop that runs 7 x64. Could I swap the hard drives so that its an easy transition, or would that not work? Thanks for any input and suggestions.

A:Hard drive from one comp work in another comp like it did before?

"his laptop is dying and very slow"

that might mean his hard drive is bad, or that he has too many programs/malware installed, in which case you would not want to put his drive in your laptop.

But to answer your question, it depends on how different the chipset drivers are between the two machines. But if you have the win7 x64 install dvd, you should be able to do a repair install if windows is not able to boot after switching hard drives.

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Well this is my first post. I am a fledgling hobbyist at this computer thing and I got this lil comp from my friend for free. It was working great and I was really enjoying checking emails and listening to music on it while browsing the webernet. Two days ago I encountered a virus on the comp while installing some pirated (eeek) software. Needless to say I got my due! The comp rebooted... or I rebooted -I am still hazy on it- and I could not find my taskbar and it looked like half of my desktop icons had been moved down the screen. I tried to move them but nothing worked and I also tried to recover the taskbar using ctrl-esc. Anyway I found your website and someone suggested using DR Web and AVG spyware as well as Smitfraudfix I did all of this and still nothing has changed. There was also a suggestion to use hijakthis so this is the point I am at now. Any further help would be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:37:30 AM, on 8/7/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: Safe modeRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Re... Read more

A:No Taskbar, Beeping Comp, Cannot Use All Comp Resources

Hi Jibrilski,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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I have been trying for two days to print wirelessly from my new Vista laptop to my Epson Stylus C66. My desktop computer is running XP Media. Have read tons of stuff on the net, lots of people with the same problem. My latest issue was the access denied message when I typed in what I think was the correct path. Any suggestions? Step by step instructions would be great.

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When I download my p3150 lexmark....download says 3100, it causes all kinds of probs with comp., sometimes it disappears even. Anyway, I found a site at lexmark about them and windows xp, they have a driver download there, for my printer, I am downloading it now, and they aslo have under utilities a download. I had to reinstall windows xp after last try with printer. My question is, since I don't have printer hooked up or software downloaded, is it ok to download the driver update, and the utility and then hook up printer? And do I still download the software that came with it, or is that what I am downloading when I download driver update? please help
Thank you Very much

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I have an HP laserjet 8150DN printer from my office that works fine and would like to use it with my home computer. All of the printers at work are connected by network and therefore do not have proper cables for it( seem's to be smaller than any IEEE - 1284 parallel cable I can find at our computer store). It has an HP jetdirect port on it, so is there any way to connect it to my computer through my router? If not, is there anything else I could try?

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 601081 MB, Free - 485831 MB;
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A:can I connect printer through router to comp.?

All you need is a USB printer cable if you want to install it directly to the computer. Otherwise you connect it to the router, give it an IP address (or take note of the hostname of the printer) and install it as a network printer.

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My laptop is windows 7 and my desktop operates on windows XP. My Desktop is the one that is connected to the printer. How do I share the printer between my two computers so I can print from my laptop using just the network.

Thanks in advance.

A:How to Share a printer between windows 7 and XP comp

This guide should help you out with that.

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - the How-To Geek

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Ive seen other people that have this problem, but I have yet to figure out the solution. I cant print anything from my computer. It will self test and print, but nothing else. any ideas? plz n thanx

A:HP PSC 750 (Printer/Scanner/Copier) not communicating with comp

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I posted earlier but im still stuck with this problem i will be extremely detailed. I need to print 150 wedding invitations tonight this is an emergency!!

1) I have an hp psc 1209 all-in-one

2) I did not load any software into my computer (compaq presario c700) I only plugged in the usb and my computer recignized it right away and i was printing and everything was super.

3) My outlets are loose, durring a print job the cord to my power strip was bumpped slightly turning power off to everything.

4) when I tried to print again the computer was just storing the printjobs on the printer but not printing.

5) i tried plugging/unplugging usb the printer made a small sound like it was recognizing computer, but still didnt print

6) btw printer seems fine no weird lights, ink full, no paper jams, checked usb on computer also fine.

7) after restarting computer many times and restarting printer i finally tried something else so i went into my computer and deleted the hp printer shut everything down and tried just plugging in the usb- after that there was no sound with plugging it in and the computer will shows no recognition of printer no pop up windows or anything that said computer recognizes new device nothing.

8) after receiving a suggestion on here i re-installed the software. during installation the widow tells me to plug usb in when i did it made a funny sound (on my computer) and nothing happens- it doesn't allow me to click next, my only option is to check a box th... Read more

A:911!!!! Comp not recognizing printer hp psc 1209 all-in-one i need help asap!

There could be some hardware damage as a result of the power surge/outage. That sort of thing is never good for electronics.

Try running chkdsk /f on the drive at least. Hard shutdowns always lead to file system damage.

How do things look in Device Manager? Are there any red or yellow warnings?

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I've had problems with my wireless printer going "offline" a lot and its one of the most frustrating situations when you go to hit print and theres a 35% chance it will be offline.

Now I tried to "Add a new printer" and for some reason after trying time after time my computer is not discovering my wireless printer any more?

My printer sucessfully pairs up with my router every time I try to go through the wireless setup wizard.

I've restarted/unplugged the printer time & time again & also restarted the computer.

Anyone have an idea how to get my computer to see this printer again & KEEP it online?


A:Comp doesnt see wireless printer anymore?

I have been struggling with this issue for a while now. I have an Epson all-in-one that is connected to my network wirelessly and to my main pc by usb. After a period of time the printer goes into a low power "standby mode". Separately, after a period of time the printer drops off the network (can't be pinged by any computer, can't be accessed for printing wirelessly). The printer works, in any mode, by usb always.

I originally thought that the "standby mode" triggered the drop off. After much trial and error testing I no longer think that.

I have been in contact with both Epson and TrendNet (the manufacturer of my router). Epson says the issue lies with my router, Trendnet says it lies with the printer. I have done too many settings changes to possibly remember them all.

Long story short: I now believe there is no issue with the printer. Even in standby mode it sends a wireless signal and it's IP is seen by the router. I believe the issue lies with the TrendNet TEW-691GR router. There must be some timeout threshold being met that causes the router to drop the printer off the active list of connections.

The clunky solution is always to either turn off and back on the printer, or to reset the router. But I am sure you, like me, want a more elegant solution. Let me know if you find one.

I have tried:
giving the printer a fixed IP at the printer level
giving the printer a fixed IP at the router level
Upgrading the router's firmware
Changing the beaco... Read more

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kk well got this comp about a year or 2 ago and havnt really put anything into it at all sept some fans and video cards. But now I am starting to notice how slow my comp is and wanting to speed everything up quite a bit. Im not as much into hardware as I am with software so bare with me on that. I got the cash but not enough to go crazy with. I just wanna know what i should be upgrading first and formost to get my comp sped up and running at better fps in games and such. What is most important to be upgraded first and what is least important, Also asking for suggestions on upgrades if possible =D.

AMD Athlon XP 2600+
2.13 GHz
512 MB of RAM
MOB: Micro-Star LTD MS-6390 3PCI 1AGPv2.0
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
250W power supply

Also should i be worried about running x850 on only 250Watt power supply?

Thanks for the feedback all!

A:Upgrading My Comp (Gaming Comp)

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ThinkCentre M58 Series Tower - Limited On-site Warranty 3 Year Parts / 3 Year Labor Description Part number Unit price* Quantity Price* ThinkCentre M58 Series Tower - Limited On-site Warranty 3 Year Parts / 3 Year Labor Edit 7373CTO $1,306.00 1 $1,306.00 System Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Processor (2.66GHz 1333MHz 4MB L2) 1 Operating system: Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 1 Operating System Language: Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English 1 Form factor: Mechanical Package Tower 4X5 280W Manual Selection(for Win7 only) 1 Additional I/O port: Rear Second Serial port cable HP 1 Additional I/O port: Rear USB 2Ports 1 Additional I/O port: eSATA Port Cable FH 1 Memory speed: PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 UDIMM 1 Total memory: 8GB PC3-8500 SDRAM (4 DIMMs) 1 Video adapter: Integrated Video GMA4500 1 Audio adapter: Integrated High Definition Audio 1 First hard drive bay: 500GB, 8M Cache, 7200RPM SATA II 1 First optical device bay: DVD-ROM Drive - 16x/48x - SATA - for win 7 1 Networking: Integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1 Keyboard: Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Full Size Keyboard - US English 1 Pointing Device: Lenovo Optical Wheel Mouse - USB Primax 400 DPI 1 Power cord: Line Cord - US

A:heres the comp specs for new comp

So is there a question?

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Hello there, I recently upgraded my comp by replacing mobo, graphics, ram, cpu
pretty much the lot except for my hdd and cd drive.
the problem is now it wont boot and keeps restarting, it gets to the windows logo and then goes to a blue screen for half a sec then restarts. i have windows 7 and even the repair tool doesnt help with the problem.
ether my hdd has had it (i have had it for a while now) or there is a issue with my new ram?
could this be a compatability issue or a fault?

i have tried the windows 7 repair tool but comes up saying cant fix problems. tried restarting from a earlier time, and iv also tried to boot from the windows 7 disk but it just freezes so i can boot or install.

can anyone help me try and get this new beast of a comp up and running ???

A:Upgraded comp but now comp keeps restarting

First you need to turn off automatic restart. Go to Control Panel, System, Advanced System settings, Start Up and Recovery, settings and un-check automatically restart

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dunno if this is correct forum but i want to move some files from my desktop (vista) to my laptop (xp) Things like email contacts, files, photos etc. do I have to burn this onto a disc & then play the disc in the laptop? or is there some easier way?

A:moving files from comp to comp

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Alright, I'm clueless to Networking pretty much.

I have recently set up a linksys wrt54g router to my desktop with a wireless signal to my laptop.

My question is, is there a way/how do I share files between the two computers. What do I do to set this up (if it's possible), and what other equipment might I need.

I'm pretty much networking illertiate so go easy on me.


A:How do I share files from comp. to comp.?

If using XP . . run the "Set up a home or small office network" wizard from "My Network Places on each machine . . tell it you want to share files . . then set the folders you want to share to share on the network ( right click . . select Properties . . Sharing tab )

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I just bought a belkin easy transfer wire thinking it'll let me transfer files from one computer to another... it seems it just transfer whole accounts without asking me what I want to transfer over.

I was looking for a better option than transferring to USB then transferring to other computer. Is there a way to do this?

A:transfer data from comp to comp

to just transfer 'files and folders'--use a crossover cable (under $10)--see think link with instructions:
Connect two computers using a crossover cable

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i've been working all weekend on setting up my mother/inlaws new comp and i thought it was done, but i can't get the printer to work. i downloaded a vista driver for it,and tried every suggestion i could find (even making sure something to do with the usb drive cord thingy) anyway, it seems my comp is doing its part, sending it to the printer....but my printer just ignores it. i can't figure it out!, if i need to i will meet you in a yahoo chat room to get live help. PLEASE HELP

A:printer help (old printer, new comp, nodisk)

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Hola wonderful people. I want to thank yall for your help in getting my wireless connection set up some weeks ago, I completely forgot to come back and thank yall. Anyway on to my new problem. I read somewhere that I can somehow netowrk my laptop with my Dell PC so that I can access files that are saved on there and that I can also somehow be able to print from my laptop with the printer that we have hooked up to our Dell. How would I go about doing this? I tried something but I don't think I was doing the right thing. All help would be appreciated, I don't know anything about this stuff, so easy simple terms would be helpful. Thanks.

A:Questions regarding a laptop sharing printer and files with another comp

somebody help me please

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I have a network in which each computer will connect to the internet. The Win 2000 will connect to drives and printer on the Win XP. The XP will connect to the internet, but will not allow me to share printers and files. I have set all drives and printer to "share". When trying to map a drive on the 2000, I get this message.

The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error occurred:
The account was not authorized to login from this station.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7650 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7600M Dual Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 909 GB (839 GB Free); D: 21 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 18A7
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

I have an old fully functional Epson Stylus SX415 Printer which I have already installed on a Windows 7 Home Premium computer with complete success.

I have tried to install the same printer on a Windows 10 Pro computer but without success .

Can you suggest the correct procedure for the installation on Windows 10 Pro including all the necessary drivers.



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I have a Lexmark all in one printer, scanner, copier X 1150 and I have it connected to my computer via USB cable and when I try to turn on my computer my computer won't like boot up or anything it just turns on and stays at some black screen so I was wondering if I could get some help

A:My Comp Wont Turn On When My Printer Is Plugged In Via USB Cable

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Hi, I have a new computer and i came with vista ive been trying to get use to it for about a month.(I JUST CANT)
so my 2 choices are to:

duel boot: dost this make my computer slower and take up lots of space???

or to

delete vista and load XP: i dont have vista disk but what if i want to go back to vista later?? do i have to buy vista new or can i some how copy it on to a disk from my computer.

what should i do

A:HELP!!!! (I got new comp and i came with vista)

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