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Can't print via the network to a shared C60 on a XP machine from a vista machine

I have a C60 that when I have it as a local printer on both my XP or Vista PC i can print fine. When I try to share it I get an "Incorrect printer driver" error message.

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Vista and xp dont go together try useing xp

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