At my house I have an XP Home pc and a Vista Home Premium laptop. I had
to get a new laptop because the old XP one died. The dead XP laptop did
not have this problem.
I have an HP all-in-one printer connected via USB to the XP pc.
Everything is networked in our house. However I cannot get the Vista
laptop to print to the printer. If I physically take the laptop upstairs
and plug it in to the printer it prints just fine. I have the printer
shared on the XP box and if I change the name of the printer on the XP
box, the Vista laptop will see the new name immediately.
On the laptop when I click File - Print the printer will display, and
the printer icon will come and go in the bottom right hand corner and
will not display an error. It looks as if it printed. I watched the
printer queue on the XP box last night and noticed that the job showed
up in queue as "Guest" and then went away like it printed. So it looks
like the job is getting somewhere, but for some reason it isn't actually
I looked at the Guest account and I couldn't change any settings on it
on the XP box.
Does anyone know anything else I can do?