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Old 10-03-2007
Bob
 

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shared printers
Sorry if I'm in Vista forum. I'm XP.

I have a wireless home network with XP. I told my printers to be shared. I
go to one of my PCs and try to add a printer, it sees it, but wants an .inf
file locally from that PC. If I've never attached that printer to that PC it
doesn't have any of that printer's drivers & files, etc. Why don't I have a
choice of getting the files off the internet? Am I supposed to put in the
printer's install CD? What if the printer I am sharing didn't come with an
install CD? Thanks Bob
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Old 10-03-2007
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
 

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Re: shared printers
If all the PCs are running XP (32 bit) then it should pull the required
files over from the PC to which the printer is attached.

See:
http://www.coribright.com/windows/Article_Five.htm
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"Bob" <Bob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Sorry if I'm in Vista forum. I'm XP.
>
> I have a wireless home network with XP. I told my printers to be shared.
> I
> go to one of my PCs and try to add a printer, it sees it, but wants an
> .inf
> file locally from that PC. If I've never attached that printer to that PC
> it
> doesn't have any of that printer's drivers & files, etc. Why don't I have
> a
> choice of getting the files off the internet? Am I supposed to put in the
> printer's install CD? What if the printer I am sharing didn't come with
> an
> install CD? Thanks Bob


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