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Hp Vista Laptop won't communicate with XP desktop when trying Prt

My desktop has Windows XP. I have an HP photosmart 8450 printer. I use a Linksey router. My laptop has Windows Vista. Is there some way I can enable my Laptop to print to my Hp printer .

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  • LoisRed Jan 17, 2009

    I am having the same issue which is driving me mad! I have shared my printer in XP and added the printer in Vista as a local printer (which I believe is the only way printers can be shared in Vista) All Firewall settings are set to enable sharing but I keep getting the message "Communication not avaiable, the printer cannot communicate with the computer" If anyone can help I'd be really grateful. My printer is a Lexmark P4350.

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U have share your printer and add your printer in laptop u have to connect both pc in lan (local area connection ) or u can use the cross cable of lan when both pc connected then u have share your printer in xp then u have to add the printer in your vista laptop by using printer add visrd there is option on it u have to select the network printer & add it in to vista then u can print it

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