I kept my desktop on XP for a long time as I needed up upgrade hardware for
it to run with Vista.... my husband's PC, my desktop and my test PC were all
running Vista and I had no problems in printing to the desktop with any of
them.... but I'm a Canon inkjet user, not an HP one. I also had a Lexmark
laser printer attached to the desktop (also on a lan card) and again, it
printed fine from any PC.
Now the desktop is running Vista Ultimate and still none of them have any
printing problems. I have an old notebook that still runs XP. No problems
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Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
"neophyte" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I've heard that there might be some serious issues with printing to XP
> connected printers. Is that true?
> My own case, I have an wifi-connected XP Pro workstation connected with an
> HP G85 printer connected to it. The workstation uses a network cable to
> connect to the wireless router. I have been printing to it just fine
> an XP laptop. Now, with the new Vista laptop, I can connect to the shared
> printer just fine but the test print fails. I know that the job is getting
> there ok because I can pause the printer and see the job show up in the
> queue. But then it is deleted from the print queue without being printed.
> checked to see if there is a special driver that is needed and they say
> is not.
> Any suggestions?
> Thank you,