Re: Cannot connect to XP Printer from Vista Home Basic
Thanks for the advice Michael. I loaded the printer in Vista but had a
problem understanding exactly how to configure the port to the XP desktop.
So I went to the desktop computer in NETWORK and was able to drill down on it
and see the printer. From there I right clicked on CONNECT and the printer
connected jsut fine, able to print a test page from my Vista desktop. I`m
good to go now. It was good to know that trying to connect to the printer
without loading a Vista device driver would cause a problem. I should have
thought of that!
"Michael O" wrote:
> The printing system in Vista is not the same as XP. When you connect to the
> printer on the XP machine, it tries to install incompatible XP drivers. You
> may be able to install the printer locally (even though it isn't there)
> provided Vista has drivers or the manufacturer has released Vista drivers,
> and then change the port to \\xpmachine\printersharename .
> "guy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >I have successfully connected my XP desktop to my new Vista desktop with
> > sharing working fine but cannot connect my XP printer to my vista desktop.
> > When adding a printer in Vista, I see the XP printer but when trying to
> > load
> > it I get the following error: "Windows cannot connect to the printer.
> > There
> > is not enough memory to complete the application. Please close some
> > programs
> > and try again."
> > My XP Printer is a Samsung ML-1210. I close all open windows as well as
> > all
> > extra applications on my system tray but still get the same message when
> > trying to load the printer in Vista.
> > My network in Vista is set as private with printer sharing enabled. And
> > I'm
> > able to share the printer on other XP systems on the same network. The
> > workgroup is the same for the XP desktop, Vista desktop (and other
> > computers
> > on the network that can access the printer OK).
> > Any ideas?