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Re: Vista and XP -- Printer sharing solution

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Re: Vista and XP -- Printer sharing solution
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 01:35:01 -0700, Jenny-72
<Jenny72@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

Hey thanks for making my Christmas Day complete. This works
perfectly.
--
Jim


>To share printers across a network between Vista x64 and any other operating
>system do the following.
>
>Vista
>------
>Click Start >> Control Panel >> Hardware and Sound >> Printers
>Click on Add a printer
>Select Add a local printer
>Create a new port >> Local Port >> Click on Next
>Enter the port name for the network printer (i.e. \\Computer Name\Printer
>Name)
>Select the printer from the list
>Continue until the printer is installed.
>
>Other operating systems
>----------------------------
>Find the Add printer wizard and do exactly the same method as for Vista.
>
>With any luck your printer will already have printer drivers included with
>Vista and obtaining drivers for other operating systems if they are missing
>should not be a problem.

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