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Can't connect Xp laptop to 64Bit Vista PC to be able to print across wireless network

Hi I have a Canon MP780 printer physically attached to a Windows Vista 64bit PC and am trying to connect a 32bit XP laptop to it via a wireless network with no success! Any help on how to do this would be really helpful, Thanks!

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  • chris_mullar Apr 13, 2009

    Thanks - but how do I share my printer driver on Vista?

  • chris_mullar Apr 13, 2009

    I've downloaded drivers for Vista and XP 32+64 bit but when asked for the .inf file, none are accepted

  • chris_mullar Apr 15, 2009

    The printer is already shared, but when I try to connect to it from the
    XP laptop it says the printer server doesn't have the correct drivers
    installed.



    A popup requests a .INF file, but when I try to navigate to any of the
    Vista/Xp 32/64 bit drivers I've downloaded from Canon, none of the.inf
    filesare accepted...

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Yes easy to fix, just share your print driver give it a share name like canonmp780 on the pc it is connected to
then get on your laptop asuming its on your wireless network and in the start bar run this command. \\ your computer name one printer is connected to \ canonmp780.
so if your computer name is windows and your printer name is canonmp780 the run command will be: \\windows\canonmp780 hope this helps and really easiest way to connect to it.
Canon tech

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • rjf388 Apr 14, 2009

    ok go into control panel and find printers and then open that up right click on the printer drriver you installed and goto properties and there will be a menu box called sharing it will be there that you need to share it.

    good luck

    canon tech

  • rjf388 Apr 15, 2009

    uninstall all the print drivers and reload them again start all over again

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Canon pixma mp780 Drivers and manuals for Windows and MAC OS


Here I will show you where to find drivers and manuals for the Canon Pixma Mp780 photo all in one printer.

Drivers for this printer are available for Windows 98, windows ME, windows Xp, Windows Vista, windows vista 64bit editions, windows 7 and windows 7 64bit editions.

On the Mac side drivers are available for Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6

A full on screen manual, quick start guide and other instructions are also available.

To download these drivers and or documentation for your printer please visit
THIS PAGE


Note that the picture below reads Mp730, but the actual page linked will be for your 780.
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1. Click on Drivers & downloads

2. Select your OS ( Operating system, windows, mac etc )

3. All available drivers, documents etc will be available below.
For some of the documents a PDF reader may be required to open and read / print them.

To obtain a PDF reader, read this page
PDF Documents. Pdf reader(s)

Thank you for reading and I hope your printer is up and running again.
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Isee that you are having issues with your Canon MP610 printer.
You mentioned that your printer is connected to an Apple Time capsule via USB and that it works fin on your Macbook and on your sons Vista Laptop but prints the colored shifted to the right on your daughter's Vista and wife's XP Laptop and this is connected via USB.
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Can i connect my canon pixma mp780 using wireless feature?


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If your PC is XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/adhoc.mspx

If your PC is Vista: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/293c504f-b944-4d5d-835c-f080129bd5dc1033.mspx

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