Re: Why can one Vista computer run XP printer and not the other?
Oh, and the desktop machine can see the printer, btw, and access its
preferences, but not print using it.
Vista to XP networking really really sucks big time. Nothing ever seems to
"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> Different firewalls?
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> "Greg" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Up until now have had XP desktop connected to internet and Vista laptop
>> connected to it with crossover cable. Vista laptop has been able to run
>> the XP machine's non-vista compatible HP officejet printer over the
>> Now we have connected a new Vista desktop to the network, and made it the
>> primary machine, connected to the internet, with the XP desktop and Vista
>> laptop connected to it with a hub. The printer is still connected to the
>> XP machine.
>> Strange thing is, the Vista laptop can still print using the printer on
>> the XP machine, but the Vista desktop cannot. When you choose the
>> printer, it just crashes - just keeps on waiting forever and you have to
>> close the program doing the printing. Why?