I'd say that the driver that the XP machine is using is the not the same
name as the driver that is installed on the Vista machine. You will not be
able to connect to the printer over RPC (Remote Procedure Calls) but you can
connect using SMB (Server Messaging Blocks).
Create a local printer on the Vista machine that uses a Local Port in the
form \\XPMachine\Printshare. Use the driver that was installed when you
plugged the device directly to the USB port.
Windows Printing Team
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"Cpt Falcon" <CptFalcon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> so what would be the starting point to fix? and further what driver would
> reccomend? i have already tried several on the laptop. in addition the xp
> laptop is able to operate all the printer functions.
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>> Somewhere in there you have a corrupted printer driver for the 1012.
>> However which PC it is on, is not discernable from here!
>> Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
>> "Cpt Falcon" <CptFalcon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > ,,I have a new laptop with Windows Vista Business. I connect wirelessly
>> > to
>> > my
>> > desktop which has Windows XP Media addition. the desktop is connected
>> > to
>> > two
>> > printers via usb. I can print to an HP photo printer through the
>> > network
>> > but
>> > not the HP laserjet 1012. HP doesn't list this printer as being Vista
>> > supported Yet..(if ever) however if I connect the lap top directly to
>> > the
>> > printer via usb, Vista finds a driver and will print while it is
>> > connected
>> > directly. I have tried other HP drivers which HP lists as Vista ready
>> > and
>> > they will print when connected directly but not over the network. I get
>> > spooler error messages ie spooler not running etc. Or sometimes just
>> > failed
>> > to print messages. I have also used Vista's add printer in control
>> > panel.
>> > it
>> > finds the hp1012 but fails to install it.
>> > the laserjet is listed as shared on the desktop etc.
>> > I have another laptop which connects over this network and will print
>> > to
>> > this printer. this laptop is using XP.
>> > Ideas??
>> > thanks
>> > --
>> > cptfalcon