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I am trying to share a printer.

I have a windows xp and a windows vista laptop and I am trying to share a kodak printer but my laptop cannot find the printer. What am I doing wrong?

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  • Connie Erickson Mar 30, 2008

    I have a vista laptop that I am trying to share the printer with my gateway desktop pc. Sorry about the confusion. The printer is connected to my desktop which is xp and the laptop is has vista.

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    SUHEL KHAN May 11, 2010

    are u having two laptops or a single laptop? kindly clear

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Dear Condo1,

I will assumed your printer is connected to your windows Xp Computer.
1. On your XP Computer; install the printer as your local printer with all its drivers installed.
2. Go to your printer folder or your control panel and share the installed printer. XP shared wizard will assist you on this.
3. Make sure your installed printer on your XP is working. Go to properties and print a test page.
4. After insuring your printer is working properly; install the same driver on your Vista or laptop computer, first as a local printer.
5. After insuring that the printer is working properly as a local printer on your vista or laptop; You can check this by connecting the printer to your laptop and printing a test page.
6. Connect the printer back to your XP computer.
7. On your Vista Laptop; add a network printer; the wizard will assist you on this.
8. from the browse option on your wizard locate the shared printer name or the name you gave when you shared the printer on your XP computer. Normally it is in this format: \\Computer name server\printer name.
9. if the wizard was followed correctly you should be able to print from your Vista laptop. You have to choose however your network printer as your default printer in order to print to it.

Hope this help.

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First you should check if your kodak printer is shared, second is check both computers have the same gateway to shared both computers in the workgroup. third install your kodak driver in your laptop. and restart your both computers. if there is any problem just msg me. thanks!

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Are they both under the same network? Can the pc find the laptop under network connections and vice versa? If not, then right-click my computer, go to properties, go to the tab 'Computer Name' click on the button change, and make it part of a workgroup of your choice of name. Do this for both making them part of the SAME workgroup.
Then, make your printer shared under that workgroup.

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