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Old 03-27-2010
GatesofDawn67
 

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Re: Vista and XP
How can I get my vista computer and my xp computer to link together in a
network?

"Jenny-72" wrote:

> I've tried this method with my Epson Stylus Photo 895 attached to a Windows
> XP Pro workstation but Vista x64 just asks for drivers because they aren't on
> the XP Pro machine.
>
> The problem is, the drivers are only available on the Vista install CD and I
> can't find them.
>
> I've tried connecting the printer to the Vista x64 machine but face similar
> problems from the XP Pro machine.
>
> It's driving me nuts!! :-/
>
> "AJR" wrote:
>
> > To "BigK" - I print from Vista to a HP 3740 connected directly to Vista
> > computer and to a HP 1310 connected to a network XP computer
> > Setting up the network printer went something like this: Set printer via XP
> > for sharing - gave share name hp1310 then:
> > 1. Add printer via Vista
> > 2. Select Network printer (Printer attached to
> > another computer)
> > 3. Used the UNC path to the printer - in my case
> > \\roco-pro\hp1310
> > 4. OK
> >
> > "BigK" <bigk@bellsouth.com> wrote in message
> > news:7D7E53CE-FE37-442A-A154-523542A86D6B@microsoft.com...
> > >
> > > "Notts Ash" <NottsAsh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:EB66DA7C-10AA-4B22-8AF3-5BB925C26D90@microsoft.com...
> > >> will it be possible for a vista and xp computer to link together in a
> > >> network
> > >
> > > I have an XP Home system connected to my laptop running Vista.
> > >
> > > I have had trouble with printer sharing (can't print from the Vista
> > > machine) but file sharing is doing fine. I have a router so I don't know
> > > about ICS.

> >
> >
> >

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Old 03-27-2010
Jack [MVP-Networking]
 

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Re: Vista and XP
HI
If the Win XP has to print (even trough the network) it needs drivers.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)..

"GatesofDawn67" <GatesofDawn67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4C383C23-AF09-4013-B86F-FE17B962577A@microsoft.com...
> How can I get my vista computer and my xp computer to link together in a
> network?
>
> "Jenny-72" wrote:
>
>> I've tried this method with my Epson Stylus Photo 895 attached to a
>> Windows
>> XP Pro workstation but Vista x64 just asks for drivers because they
>> aren't on
>> the XP Pro machine.
>>
>> The problem is, the drivers are only available on the Vista install CD
>> and I
>> can't find them.
>>
>> I've tried connecting the printer to the Vista x64 machine but face
>> similar
>> problems from the XP Pro machine.
>>
>> It's driving me nuts!! :-/
>>
>> "AJR" wrote:
>>
>> > To "BigK" - I print from Vista to a HP 3740 connected directly to Vista
>> > computer and to a HP 1310 connected to a network XP computer
>> > Setting up the network printer went something like this: Set printer
>> > via XP
>> > for sharing - gave share name hp1310 then:
>> > 1. Add printer via Vista
>> > 2. Select Network printer (Printer attached to
>> > another computer)
>> > 3. Used the UNC path to the printer - in my case
>> > \\roco-pro\hp1310
>> > 4. OK
>> >
>> > "BigK" <bigk@bellsouth.com> wrote in message
>> > news:7D7E53CE-FE37-442A-A154-523542A86D6B@microsoft.com...
>> > >
>> > > "Notts Ash" <NottsAsh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > > news:EB66DA7C-10AA-4B22-8AF3-5BB925C26D90@microsoft.com...
>> > >> will it be possible for a vista and xp computer to link together in
>> > >> a
>> > >> network
>> > >
>> > > I have an XP Home system connected to my laptop running Vista.
>> > >
>> > > I have had trouble with printer sharing (can't print from the Vista
>> > > machine) but file sharing is doing fine. I have a router so I don't
>> > > know
>> > > about ICS.
>> >
>> >
>> >


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