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Wireless printer My printer is connected to an HP desktop running XP.I'm trying to print form my HP laptop running Vista. It used to work fine. Now when I click print , is says printing but nothing happens. The laptop sees the printer. When I right click on the printer properties everything is grayed out.

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Sounds like you have lost your network. Have you recently installed a new anitvirus of firewall? Share a file folder on your Xp desktop machine. See if you can access it from your laptop. There are several ways this can happen. Let me know if you can see the shared folder and what antivirus or firewall you are running. Ed

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It sounds as if the printer may not be set as the default printer, so check in the installed printers and check and also check that the printer you are sending the print to is the setup one and not a pdf or microsoft office document printer, this is found on the drop down box when the print option appears. i am also assuming that the printer has worked before from vista to an xp machine as sometimes xp needs a small update to be used with a vista pc on the network

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