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Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

Q: Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

Preferred Solution: Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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I'm having some trouble setting up a network printer on Windows 2000.

I have it shared out on a closed LAN and all the other PCs on the network (which are running XP) have no problem finding the printer and adding it. The 2000 system also does not appear to have a problem seeking out and finding the shared printer and it adds it in, but when you go to print a test page nothing happens.

Upon looking at the Ports tab under the printers Properties window, it looks like the port it's associating with this printer is some sort of "Virtual USB" port, instead of //server/6050d

All of the buttons in this ports tab are greyed out so I can't create a new port to add at this point. I can right click on the printers inventory window and click Server Settings, and create a port that reflects the port //server/6050dserver printer name (as is the way it's presented to the network), but when you go back to the ports tab for the printer properties, it doesn't show up, and I can't change the selection from one port to another anyway.

Windows 2000 is running service pack 3, if that helps anyone out there. I don't know if there are reverse-compatibility issues involved here...

A:Solved: Printing from Windows 2000 to shared printer on XP

Nevermind. For some reason, after rebooting 2000, it just worked. Go figure!

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I install a printer on windows 7 desktop and shared it so my laptop can print to the printer, but when i tried to install it on my laptop i get the error message "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."
The printer is in fact installed and it is possible to print a test print, just not set the default printer.i can not set it as default either even after changing the printer from USB to TCP/IP

A:Solved: shared printer can not be set as default on one computer

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This has been bugging me for quite sometime, and the same thing happens on two separate networks, so, I'm wondering if it's just an issue I'll have to live with.

I have an HP Office Jet connected to one computer on each network (G55 on one, G85 on the other). It's shared. Everyone can print from it, HOWEVER, even with the default settings set to BLACK, each and every time a user who IS NOT using the computer that the printer is actually connected to, the print job defaults back to color and has to be manually changed each and everytime they print. Obviously, this is forgotten most often than not, resulting in an absolute waste of color ink.

A:Solved: Shared printer on network defaults to printing in color

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In my office, I have three computers, two of them running Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, and the third running Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

The three computers can all access each others files through shared folders, and they all operate off a wireless network.

The desktop computer running Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, and the desktop computer running Microsoft Windows XP Professional, both access the shared printer (a Canon MP600) without any problems, and the print normally. However, the laptop computer, running Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, is awfully slow to allow to print.

For example, if I have text in Notepad that I wish to print, when I click on File, Print, it can take up to two or three minutes for the dialogue box to appear. When I click Print from there, it can take up to five minutes before the printer becomes active and begins to print the document.

How can I fix this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have 2 computers

First is connected to the router through a wire and the Second is connected to the router as wireless by a wifi usb adapter

there is a dot matrix printer by Epson connected to the First computer

I want to print from the Second computer directly instead of transferring the file to the First computer and then printing

I tried turning on the sharing on the first printer but wasnt lucky to get it to work

Kindly help


A:Using dot matrix printer attached to one computer from printing from another computer

It would help if you were to tell some of the spec's of these two machines, i.e., Windows version, RAM and etc.?

Also not which machine has this printer attached?

After sharing the printer, did you go to the other machine, then add the networked printer to this second machine?

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I have an Epson 1290 connected to my Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 PC, and it is shared with my Vista Home premium SP2 PC, the printer works fine when printing from my Windows 7 PC but when I try to print from my Vista PC, nothing prints and all the jobs are shown in the "Open Printer" Dialogue box.

I have tried right clicking and selecting "Restart" on each entry but still nothing happens.

The printer is the default printer for both PC's and shows up in the Control Panel/Printers box.

Any ideas on what can be happening and how to fix it?



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It might help to download the latest printer driver for Vista from Epson's site.

Please let us know.

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I'm trying to print from a Windows 7 notebook to a XP shared printer. I'm able to detect and 'add' the network printer on the notebook. When I try to print, a document shows up in the printer's queue on the notebook but never goes over to the XP PC. This might be related: I can 'detect' the XP PC on the notebook but the XP PC does not detect the notebook.


A:Printing to XP Shared Printer

Are both computers part of the same workgroup? Do you have any security software on the XP computer that may be preventing it from seeing the Windows 7 computer? Have you configured the Windows 7 computer to allow file and printer sharing?

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I have 2 PC’s running windows 7 ultimate in my office and both are connected to my Internet router through Ethernet Cable. PC-1 is directly Connected to Printer. I used to print out from both PC’s in past, now our office is moved to a new location and I have done the setup again. But now I am unable to print out from PC-2.  In (Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers) PC-1 shows Printer online but PC-2 Shows Printer offline. I don’t know what to do. Help me out please. (English is not my native language I hope you can understand my issue).
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Hello there.

I currently have a printer connected to a computer in my room (Canon Pixma iP4300 [USB]). I also have a computer in the office which is connected to the network via a wireless extender. I am a little short of space in my room and am looking at which peripherals I can move away without too much hassle - the printer is one such thing which has a relatively large footprint and would ideally be located in the office.

I am fairly confident that with a little research I could set up the printer to be shared from the office PC (Vista Home Premium x32) to other computers on the network, which would be a more suitable location for it.

However, one thing that occurs to me is that it would require the office PC to be on in order for other machines to print. Currently the office PC is set to go to sleep after a period of inactivity [20~30 minutes]. My question is, would it be possible for other computers on the network to wake this machine in order to use the printer connected to it?

I hope this makes sense but if you need me to clarify my explanation just let me know.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:Possible to wake a computer on the network to use a shared printer?

I would enable the 'Wake on LAN' feature in the BIOS settings on the computer. So, when it receives network traffic, the BIOS will auto wake the computer up.

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I just formatted my HDD and reinstalled xp pro and all my programs and printers etc.

Now I have 3 pc's on a home network. 2 are hard wired 1 is wireless.

Since the new installation, the 2nd pc that is hard wired is extremely slow to print to the shared printer

Prior to new installation, that pc used to be slow to print but it did print. Now, it finds the printer on the network etc but when I go to print, the printer box pops up and goes through the motions until it says "Ready to Print" but nothing happens for ages.

Any suggestions as to where I start to look.

BTW, the lappy prints fine on wireless.

The printer is connected to my pc which I just did the fresh install on.

The problem pc is my wife's pc also running xp pro. It has found the network printer

The problem pc was able to print prior to my fresh install although it was slow. This pc is hard wired to the lan

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I just upgraded an XP machine that was my home network shared printer host. I am sharing a USB connected Lexmark Pro 905. Win 7 access to this printer was nearly instantaneous on the XP. I upgraded to a system running Win 8.1 and though printing directly from the Win 8.1 machine is without delay, printing from any of the Win 7 machines is so delayed it's pathetic. When print is selected the printer is scanned to see if it is ready, next when print is executed it has to reconnect with the printer, then print. The delays in getting printed output is so noticeable, I am reaching out to see if a solution to this for Win 8.1 exists. One would expect 12 year newer hardware and software would be at least on par with the old system and Win XP.

A:Slow Shared Printer Printing

Hello welcome to TSF!! What is the make and model of your machine? If custom built what are the specs for the motherboard, gpu, RAM, CPU and PSU? Did it come shipped with XP? The PC might not be compatible with Windows 8 since if the machine was shipped with XP XP has been out since 2001. Not all machine are compatible with Windows 8 specially if there is not enough RAM 2GB or more.

How much RAM is install?

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I have a shared printer I'm trying to print to from a Win 7 Ult 64bit system. When I print the test page, all the queue shows is the test page entry, and "Error - Printing". I can't find the error or anything that tells me what the issue is. HELP!!! 8-)

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I have been trying to print over a wireless network from my mac to a printer connected (and shared) to my vista pc. Everything is shared properly and permissions set (I can access shared files etc on the pc from the mac) but cannot get the printer to work. So thought I'd use bonjour for windows to set up the vista printer. Trouble is when I run the bonjour printer wizard on the vista pc it says no bonjour printers are installed. The printer def is a bonjour printer Canon ip3600. How do I get vista to see that a bonjour printer is attached (via usb) to it please?


A:Printing from a mac to a shared vista printer

Have you run the network stuff here (See picture) on the vista PC & what firewalls have you got installed?

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I have a HP PSC 1209 connected to one of my computers. It is shared and all computers can see it fine.

The problem is that if you don't connect to the computer (in my network places) first and type in the username and password. Once you have done this, you can print to it freely.

How do I set it up so that you don't have to connect to the computer or type a password first?
(I do not want to remove the password either)

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Hi All,

Situation: father in law's 2 home networked PCs (WinXP), sharing 1 printer.

PC2 sends a doc for printing on the printer that is on PC1.

Document sits in the printer queue but not only does not actually print, it stops any other docs printing sent to that queue afterwards from PC1.
Have to delete the doc sent from PC2, then PC1 docs start printing again automatically.

I'm baffled:
Exactly the same WorkGroup name, Guest Account enabled on both PCs (PC2 doc in the PC1 Printer Queue is showing under 'Guest'), print driver re-installed on both PCs.
What should I check next?

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Hopefully this is the right forum....

I have a an HP 6200 Printer connected to a Windows Vista...I would like to share the printer so that I can print to it from my Win XP.

I opened the printer properties in Vista and shared the printer along with changing printer name to "Printer1"...my Vista computer name is "MYComputer-1".

Next I opened the Network Sharing and enabled printer sharing in Vista and disabled password protection.

Next I opend my Win XP laptop and tried to connect to the printer but no luck...keep getting the message "unable to locate....etc.". I tried to connect to the printer using \\MYCOMPUTER-1\Printer1 but that does not work.

Is there a problem between Vista and XP when it comes to sharing printers.

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I just formatted my HDD and reinstalled xp pro and all my programs and printers etc.

Now I have 3 pc's on a home network. 2 are hard wired 1 is wireless.

Since the new installation, the 2nd pc that is hard wired cannot print to the shared printer.

Prior to new installation, that pc used to be slow to print but it did print. Now, it finds the printer on the network etc but when I go to print, the printer box pops up and goes through the motions untils it says "Ready to Print" but nothing happens.

Any suggestions as to where I start to look.

BTW, the lappy prints fine on wireless.

The printer is connected to my pc which I just did the fresh install on.

The problem pc is my wife's pc also running xp pro. It has found the network printer but won't print.

The problem pc was able to print prior to my fresh install although it was slow. This pc is hard wired to the lan

A:Printing to shared printer very slow

Hello lightermanau,

things i like to ask

1 when was the last time you cleaned the insides of the tower /case ?

2 do you use an active spyware program ?

3 do you use a registry cleaner ?

4 do you do updates from the windows updates site / do you use the custom scanner & not the express scanner ?

5 how often do you defrag ?

6 how often do you use disk cleanup?

also check this

now what i need you to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties

then get back to us


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I have a shared printer I'm trying to print to from a Win 7 Ult 64bit system. When I print the test page, all the queue shows is the test page entry, and "Error - Printing". I can't find the error or anything that tells me what the issue is. HELP!!! 8-)

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I am using DELL AIO 926 Printer. When running 2 XP computers I was able to share the printer. Now, I have to unplug the USB and put it in the computer I am printing from. How can I get it to work wihtout changing the usb locations.

A:Solved: sharing printer using windows 7 computer and XP computer

Go through the following steps

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please am new to the networking world and i need your help.
A computer on my network can't print excel document from a shared printer
on the network. it can only print word documents.
if i try to set the printer as a default printer it flags an error.
i don't want to run a new windows installation too.
please help

A:a computer cant print excel document on a shared printer

A bit of a long shot--- Go to control panel - Printers.
Right click on the problem printer & choose Printer Properties.
Click on the Ports tab.
Untick enable bidirectional support. - Click ok.
Now try to print from excel again.

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Hello. My apologies for the vague title, there's not a lot of room to sumarize. Here's the issue:

A printer shared on a Windows 7 pc cannot be accessed because the user is stopped when accessing the computer itself.

Sound confusing? Allow me to clarify...

The hosting computer is a Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) machine with a shared printer attached, hereafter referred to as: W7x86. It's on a workgroup with the following other computers: Win 7 Home x64 laptop (W7x64) Win 8 CP Media PC (W8x86), Win XP Pro laptop (WinXP).

I'm not using homegroups, and there are shared folders on the W7x86 computer which are accessible by the right accounts (e.g. administrator has access to the whole thing, whereas other accounts only have access to specialized shared folders).

Here's the specific problem I'm encountering. The printer is shared with EVERYONE allowed access to print and manage documents. However, if you try to add the printer on any of the other computers (XP, Win 7, Win 8), you are blocked by the request for additional permissions to connect to the hosting computer. The only account allowed past this point is the administrator account (which I don't know why, since I'm only trying to access a shared printer). Once you're past this point, you can add the printer. So I'm sure you're thinking, "That's just UAC or installer permissions." There's more...

Once this printer is added, I'll restart one of the connecting computers in question (say the W7x64 laptop), and whe... Read more

A:Printer shared Win7, but access stopped at the computer.

I feel like an idiot for not thinking of the simple solutions...

One of the first things to remember in a workgroup environment is the end users have the unfortunate flexibility of having different passwords for each account they have on every computer (unlike a domain environment). Such a simple solution, but I didn't think of it 'till now because I work in a domain environment 99% of the time.

So yeah, said user changed their password on their laptop and didn't tell me, thus the host computer said, "Hey your password's not valid." Change the passwords to match and...

*sigh* Problem solved.

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Hi, all,

This is my first post on this forum and I'd need a help regarding shared printer. I've already posted this question to another forum, but unfortunately it didn't generate any meaningful replies.

I'm having a problem with shared printer configuration on the remote computers at my work, where I work as computer technician trainee. The core of the problem is a little old computer running on Win98, with printer attached via LPT1. Both computer and printer can be seen from every workstation in a work-group. Since this is an old computer which could use more RAM, I'd like to configure remote computers that print through it to perform spooling jobs on their own hard-disk, rather than sending document over the network to the local computer and letting it spool all the files.

The computer with printer runs on Win98 and when configuring other computers on Win98 to spool locally, I usually trick them during the installation of printer. I install it as local printer on LPT1, and then later simply change the gateway to a network computer (the one in question). This in fact works and forces remote computer to spool documents on their own local disks, thus leaving the resources of remote computer intact

The problem arises when I'm trying to do the same with remote computers running on WinXP. The same trick doesn't work here (OS doesn't even allow the procedure of changing print gateway) and no matter what I try the sending computer stil... Read more

A:Computer won't spool on local harddisk when using shared printer!

I'm sure you probably won't like my answer.

You've been screwing around with this for a month, and $50 worth of RAM would have solved the whole problem???

If the shared printer is really that important, solve the problem correctly! I'm astonished that a business would waste probably thousands of dollars in man hours solving a problem that doesn't deserve a tenth of that expenditure! Hell, a new computer would cost you less than $500-600, have you checked the prices lately?

Please show this message to your boss, if he can't figure out the economics of solving the problem correctly, he's pretty lame!

I've seen many accounts where the same mentality seems to exist, they'll spend tons of productivity to solve a trivial problem that should be solved by upgrading/buying new equipment!

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Hi all,

I am using Symantec Winfax Pro 10 in windows xp (tried in windows 2000 too) which is configured to print automatically after receive. The faxes are NOT printing automatically to the shared printer (tried with different printers). if I connect the printer directly to the computer with Winfax, then it will print automatically. But, When i share it from other computers, it shows error message "Unable to print to .... printer. The printer is not available"

Is there any solution for this?

thanks in advance

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Hello TSG's. I hope u can help with this one. I will try and give as much info. as I can. I have a PC running Winxp Pro. with an HP 1220 all in one printer connecting through USB. Printer works fine as stand alone. The problem is when I try to print from my IBM laptop (Win2k) or my wifes' laptop (WinXP Pro.), nothing happens. I have file and printer sharing enabled on all PC's. I can even browse and find the printer and setup with no problems. If I even do a test page, it will spool and if you look at the status, it says Error-printing. This printer is connected via USB on the XP desktop. Any ideas?

A:Problem printing from laptop to shared HP printer

are you sure the printer works? and if so...do you have the correct drivers installed?

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Dear friends

I have two pcs with Vista, and in one of them Im trying to share a printer

In the other vista machine I cant see the server machine in the network, so I opened Explorer and accessed it trough \\machine_name, and I could succesfully add the printer

However when I try to print the print job remains in spool till I reboot the server machine.

I applied these policies as suggested in other threads

Local Computer Policies\Administrative Templates\Printers
Allow print spooler to accept client connections > to enabled

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers\ Point and Print Restrictions > to disabled
and tried to disable the bidirectional support, but when I do that it wont let me print even locally, so I had to enable it back

What else can I do?

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Problem printing in vista's shared printer

I know this is simple and you probably already tried but I had the same problem and went into "network and sharing center" and found a combo of printer sharing "on" and password protected sharing "off" seemed to do the job. You may check these settings and see what happens.

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Hoping somebody has run into this already, not having much luck finding any answers.

I have an .hta application that utilizes a network shared printer. I'm running two windows 7 computers with the application on both, but the printer attached to just one of them.
I have the printer shared and from the second PC I can print to it using windows programs. Problem is, when I run the .hta application it doesn't print anything. I see the CMD window flash like normal but no printing. Printing from the PC that has the printer attached using the .hta application does work. Both applications point to the same shared resource name of the printer.

I have turned off password protection (in network settings) so I don't have to provide a password to either PC to be able to see shared resources. I have disabled UAC as well. Thinking that this is a permission thing but can't figure out what else to change. Played with the "run as administrator" option before I turned UAC off, but since I turned UAC off, from my understanding, this should not be the issue anymore.

Any ideas?


A:printing with .hta script over network shared printer

Can any other application print remotely to this printer?

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I have an OKI laser printer that's USB connected to a Win7 Ultimate desktop computer. This is shared with a Windows XP desktop and two other Win7 laptops (Lenovo). The Lenovos are dual boot (7 + XP) but used primarily on 7. I'm not really sure whether this is the best section to post this issue, since it could be something other than a network and sharing issue. I've done this sort of thing several times over and never encountered the problem described below.

The XP computer can see the shared printer and print to it with no problem.

One of the two Lenovos (Win 7 Pro 64-bit) can access the printer with no problems. When I used Devices and Printers - add new printer it found it, went to fetch a driver from Windows Update and it worked within minutes.

The second (wife's) Lenovo is proving very problematic. Using the XP OS I was able to install and run the shared printer after installing the OKI driver and it works perfectly. However it's not playing ball at all trying to install and run it from Windows 7 (Home Premium 32-bit) that I am trying to persuade my wife to use.

Starting from "Install new printer" it found it immediately and I proceeded to set it up. The first surprise is that it spent some time in Windows Update but ended up saying it couldn't find a driver. (Odd, since the other Lenovo found one in seconds and installed it).

So I downloaded the driver from OKI, pointed it to the INF file and within seconds its said it had been correctly installed. ... Read more

A:Shared printer is recognized and connected, but not printing

Have you tried a system restore to a point before the printer install? I have a feeling this is a bad driver however I may not be correct.

System Restore

Also does the driver from OKI support Windows 7? Just because it supports XP doesn't mean it will support 7.


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We have a shared computer. I'm not sure how to back up & migrate
all the files back when I upgrade to windows 7. Do I back up each account individually & will windows 7 migrate them back to the proper account?

A:Solved: Backing up shared computer before windows 7 upgrade

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Every time I reboot the win 7 comp. I get different networking result
1- Xp sees win 7 but can't access win7 but Win 7 sees Xp computers and access files.
2- Xp sees Win 7 and access share files but Win 7 don't even displays XP computers.
And many variations of above

XP computers talk to each other with no problem. I have not changed any network seetings on XP computers. But I have tried everything on the Win 7

I turned off norton and windows 7 firewall.
I turned off windows 7 password requirement
I set win 7 shared folders to EVERYONE
I set I reduced the win 7 encription from 128 bit to 64

I have seen many other post with similar problem and no clear answer yet.

A:Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder


Blame Norton firewall.

The reason why sometimes Win 7 connected with all the computers and share files and sometimes it didn't was because Norton turned the firewall back ON after a period of time.

When I turned the firewall off permanently. All the XP PC's including a Mac were visible to WIn7. and VISIBLE TO NORTON also. So then in Norton I changed the level of protection for each individual in the firewall mapping and turned the firewall ON again.

So I didn't have to patch the XP PC's nor modify the register.

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

I spent days tinkering with the network setting in vane. But in the process I learn a few things.

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Well the story is: A printer connected directly to a pc and a excel document with macros. In this pc the document is printed correctly.

i have more to pc's that share this printer with the pc descrived above. The same document printed from this pcs produces blank pages in the printer.

I have already chage the processor in the printer properties to the winprint - RAW but did not result.

Does any one have an ideia how to solve this....users a getting it is the first time i have a problem like this.


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Getting message that Firefox will not connect because "the owner of hp98e7f4ae3846.local has configured their website improperly."

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I have a Windows 7 Desk top computer conected wirelessly to H P photosmart printer. The printer is working ok. Computer regularly refused to print. Can any body tell me what might be wrong and how to fix it. I am not very technically minded. regards Jan

A:printing problems from computer to printer

We're going to need a lot more detail in order to solve your issue. How are the computers connected (do they both connect ot the same router)? Do you get an error message? Does the print job make it to a print queue? Does it send the job to the printer...and the printer throws up an error message? If the printer is okay, how do you know....from making copies and printing directly from the printer?

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I have add printers before on networks but for some reason can't see this one, here is the setup and problem

DSL--MODEM>Wireless Linksys Router? 1st computer dell dedktop windows xp sp2 home it wired to router no problem works great. Printer hooked to desktop works great.

2nd computer is a dell Laptop windows xp sp2 home with wireless card and connects to the network just fine.

They have a new printer a HP Officejedt Pro L7500 all in one printer, scanner, copier, and fax. ON the laptop I go to control panel and printers and then add a printer and go through where it tells to check for network printer and I do and it shows the computers but not the printer, I look on the desktop for the share name and it was HPOffice so I even typed that in on the laptop but still can't see it.

I have a network setup just like my buddy modem>wireless router>2 desktops and a laptop. MY printer is hooked to the first computer which is aldo wired to the router and on my lap top (which is the same as his a DELL Inspiron I did the add printer and it saw my printer and added it right away.

On my buddies I shared the printer from the desktop computer and did the same thing on his laptop as I did mine but it just doesn't see his. Can someone tell my what I am doing wrong. I even ran the add a home network on the desktop then the laptop and that didn't help it just isn't picking up the printer. I tried to run the disc for the printer on the laptop but only get a l... Read more

A:Solved: 2 windows XP SP2 Home-Router-Printer-Can't add printer on 2nd computer

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At least I think taht is the problem.


New machine (Dell Dimension)
Windows NT
New computer Canon Multipass

We have already taken off the incompatible software (bitware apparently clashes with Windows2000 so it bit the dust)

We are able to hit print
adn it will act as if it is going to print, giving me the prompts (page number etcc) but NOTHING ever happens with my printer. It never even acts like it is trying to print. SO I am thinking that the information is never getting there.

What could be the problem?
IT is not hte printer cause the old printer had the same probs.

A:Printing Problems: Computer wont speak to printer

Could be a couple of things. Do you have a bi-directional cable from the computer to the printer. Did you run a communications test when you set up the printer, if not try it, if there is no communication to the printer it is most likely the cable. I have run into this many times with new computers where they give you a printer when you buy the computer.

Second if you have communications is the printer set up right. Click on file, print and check to see if the printer is listed. If so check the settings.

If not reinstall the printer.

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Hi all,

I'm going to do my best to describe what's wrong here - I usually find myself a competent computer user but this problem has me completely stumped and I'm hoping someone can help!

Background info: I have a desktop computer and a laptop at home. The desktop is connected via CAT5 to the modem. The laptop is connected to the same modem and the same network, but via a wireless signal. Both desktop and laptop are Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Both desktop and laptop belong to the same homegroup/workgroup. It is possible to see shared files between the computers no problem. File sharing is enabled on both computers and works normally.

So far, so good. However, I am unable to print from my laptop in a very peculiar way. I'll simply say what goes on (rather than attempt to analyse) so you can judge for yourself:

When I print from the desktop: Print job goes into print queue. I am able to see the document in the print queue, on both the desktop and laptop (i.e. Laptop detects the correct printer and sees there's a document queued). Document prints as expected, and disappears from queue.

When I print from the laptop: Print job goes into print queue on laptop only - Only the laptop sees the document in the print queue, desktop does not see it at all. After some time (usually ~10 seconds per page) the document disappears from the queue, as if it was printed normally. However, the desktop never registers the document in the print queue, and most importantly the printer never pr... Read more

A:Printer Problem on Home Network - Not Printing from One Computer

This problem has now been solved - through an option I don't recall seeing on any other version of Windows before!

Right click on printer and go to printer properties on the computer the printer is hosted on...go to SHARING tab...uncheck "Render print jobs on client computers". It turned out to be that simple.

Very strange, that!

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I am running Windows 7 on two systems, a desktop and a laptop. I am trying to share a printer on the desktop.

I had the sharing accomplished by assigning each computer to the same workgroup.

I then took my laptop to my son's house where they have a wireless network. Next I returned to my house and when I tried to print it refused stating that the printer was offline. I did not mess with any printer settings while at my son's house just used the wireless connection to connect to the internet.

I am using ZoneAlarm Firewall Pro and ZoneAlarm Antivirus.

I hope that someone can help me.


1. I tried pinging the desktop from the laptop and the laptop from the desktop from the cmd interface. This worked fine.

1.a. The shared files showup as expected.

2. I stopped ZoneAlarm from running and then stopped Windows Firewall from running. Then I tried to print from the laptop again. Still the printer was reported offline.

3. Then I changed the workgroup names on each computer and restarted. Still the printer was reported offline.

4. The ipconfig /all for the desktop is:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GatewayDesktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
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A:Solved: Windows 7 and non shared printer.

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.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)

Note: You can check the services in Con... Read more

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Solved issue about sharp AR M-236 in Windows 8. I've been trying to connect to a shared printer on an OS running on Windows XP. No drivers were given for Winows 8. The first thing to do is disabling driver signature in Windows 8 that is given as default:
Disable Driver Signature Verification

Then you have to install the driver (depending on 64-bit or 32-bit architecture):

During installation you will be asked to specify whether the printer is shared or directly connected. Choose shared and then specify the canonical windows path, for example:

where John is the computer where the copier Sharp Ar-m236 is installed and working...

Hope it helps

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There is a shared printer on my wife's Windows 7 computer (HP7250). When both computers were XP, I had no trouble accessing them with all my accounts on my computer. 3 years ago I upgraded both computers to Windows 7. Same thing, no problem accessing the shared printer on all my accounts. Now I got a new Windows 8 computer and the only account that can access the shared printer is my admin account. Nothing has changed on the W7 box but I cannot access the printer with my W8 standard account, or my new "Microsoft" admin account. Only with my "local" admin account. I don't even see the printer in Control Panel/Printers and Devices, only in the local admin account. If I do a "net view \\HP7250\MP150" I can see the printer share on all my accounts. Therefore I can print on the shared printer only on my local admin account. Is this by design of W8 or am I missing something.

A:Solved: can't access network printer with my Windows 8 computer

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My HP color laserjet doesn't print in color since I bought a new laptop with Windows 7. It only prints color directly from an SD card. HP won't help without $$$$. Can someone help me please.

A:Solved: HP Printer not printing color with Windows 7

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Anyone know of a good shared computer security software similar to that of Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit?

A:Solved: Shared Computer Security

I also need a good one to be installed for a local school district..... they are currently using the Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit, however, have many problems with it, thus need to change.

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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

A:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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I recently got a new computer running Windows 8.1 64 bit. I've been trying to install my existing HP PhotoSmart C4780 printer on the new computer. I don't have a disc so I downloaded the install from the HP site but I keep getting an "Can Not Find" message. I keep getting the message, "Can not find C:\Users\wmm35\AppData\Local\Temp\7zs6a5c\setup\hpzshla..."

I tried the HP Support site but can not find the hp.dat files they tell me to rename.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3130M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3988 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -2037 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 694860 MB, Free - 573806 MB; D: Total - 19748 MB, Free - 1987 MB; F: Total - 238414 MB, Free - 199537 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 218F
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Install HP PhotoSmart C4780 printer on new Windows 8.1 computer

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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?


A:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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Hi all,

I have a curious problem on my home network at the moment which means I can access the shared files and ping using the ip address, but not the computer name, of a xp computer. I found lots of other people who had this problem and they fixed it with a few commands at command prompt, but that didn't work for me.

Here is the setup:
1 XP computer - no problems accessing other computer using computer name
1 Vista laptop - where all the problems are
and a router

I have static ips for both computers and I have the dns set up correctly.

Of course as all my music and files are on the other computer, and all the programs are looking for \\computername not \\ipaddress, so the programs are complaining that they can't find anything

Here is an ipconfig /all

C:\Users\Andy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Andys-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-98-F7-51
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d76:7bc0:755e:f934%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Can access shared files and ping using ip, but not computer name

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I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper installed. All three are networked through a wireless router. All can connect to the internet and all can be seen in My Network Places (all shared files for all 3 computers). The issue is I can't access the shared files on the laptop from either of the two desktops. However, all the shared files on the two desktops can be accessed from any of the other computers. Only the laptop's shared files can't be accessed.

I checked Norton's firewall settings on each computer, esp the laptop, and they all should be accessible from either computer. I even turned the firewall off on the laptop and still couldn't access the files from the other computers. I even added an advanced setting on the laptop's firewall to allow specific IP address computers (the two desktops) access to any files, still no go.

The router shows all three computers on the network being connected.


A:Solved: Can't access shared files on a networked computer

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