"Eddie G" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Mar 14, 4:38 am, "Michal Kawecki" <kkwi...@o2.pl> wrote:
>> Try this
> Unfortunatly I cannot do that...the printer USB and power cables are
> behind a large computer desk against a wall and one cable goes to the
> right and the other to the left. Well, I CAN do it, but it would be a
Install drivers in Vista locally without physically connecting your
printer - as explained in the link above. Download XP driver, install it
in XP SP2 compatibility mode.
Connecting to a Shared Printer on Windows XP via Windows Vista
Your Windows Vista PC cannot connect and print to a shared printer,
which is directly attached to a Windows XP PC, via your network.
Unplug your USB cable from the back of the Windows XP PC and plug the
USB cable directly into your Windows Vista PC.
The Windows Vista drivers for your printer should be automatically
loaded and your printer will be installed on your Windows Vista PC. If
this was successful, skip right to step 3.
If step 2 is not successful
i. Download the Windows Vista printer driver for your printer from the
1. If your printer's manufacturer has not created a Vista driver
yet, retry step 2.
ii. Install the driver on your Windows Vista PC. During installation,
you'll be prompted to connect the printer to your PC. Choose the option
to proceed with installation without connecting the printer.
After installation is complete, open the Printers icon in the Windows
Vista Control Panel.
Right-click on your printer that was just installed and choose
Navigate to the Ports tab.
Click Add Port, then select Local Port, then click New Port.
For the Port Name, enter the exact network path and share name of your
printer (ex. - \\HOMEPC\Printer2)
Click OK and make sure that this new port is selected with a check in
Click Apply and then OK to close the printer properties.
You should now be able to print from your Windows Vista PC to a shared
printer located on your Windows XP PC.
M. [Windows - Shell/User MVP]
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