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Old 12-30-2008
padre
 

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can't see printer on xp w/vista laptop
I have an xp desktop w/visa laptop I can see the workgroup through wireless
network but can't see printer I have it shared and was able to see on old
laptop w/xp. The printer is lexmark x84-85 is it because spooler or driver
for printer is xp?
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Old 12-30-2008
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Re: can't see printer on xp w/vista laptop
In the XP, run net share command. Can you see the shared printer? Post back
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"padre" <padre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have an xp desktop w/visa laptop I can see the workgroup through
> wireless
> network but can't see printer I have it shared and was able to see on old
> laptop w/xp. The printer is lexmark x84-85 is it because spooler or driver
> for printer is xp?
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Old 12-30-2008
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RE: can't see printer on xp w/vista laptop
You also have to install a Vista Compatible Printer driver in the Vistra
laptop, and a XP Printer Driver in the XP desktop.
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> I have an xp desktop w/visa laptop I can see the workgroup through wireless
> network but can't see printer I have it shared and was able to see on old
> laptop w/xp. The printer is lexmark x84-85 is it because spooler or driver
> for printer is xp?
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> padre

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