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I AM WRITING THIS ON MY PRIMARY COMPUTER OR THE HOST COMPUTER. I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THE PRINTER ON THIS COMPUTER WITH A LAPTOP THAT I HAVE CONNECTED TO THIS COMPUTERS NETWORK.

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  • tomyun Oct 17, 2010

    this is the computer that the printer is connected to.

  • tomyun Oct 17, 2010

    I AM HAVING A PROBLEM FINDING A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM LISTED ABOVE.

  • tomyun Oct 18, 2010

    the ccomputer i am writing on now is the main computer and has the printer connected to it. my laptop is networked to this computer and i am trying to get the laptop to use this computer.

  • tomyun Oct 19, 2010

    I AM WRITING THIS ON MY PRIMARY COMPUTER WHICH IS A DESKTOP. I HAVE A PRINTER CONNECTED TO THIS COMPUTER. I ALSO HAVE A LAPTOP NETWORKED TO THIS COMPUTER. WHAT I WANT TO DO IS TO USE THE DESKTOP PRINTER TO PRINT THINGS USING MY LAPTOP.SO HOW CAN I MAKE THIS CONNECTION?

  • tomyun Oct 19, 2010

    MY PRIMARY COMPUTER HAS WINDOWS 7 AS THE OPERATING SYSTEM. MY LAPTOP HAS WINDOWS XP AS ITS OPERATING SYSTEM. THEREFORE YOUR SOLUTION DOES NOT WORK IN THIS SITUATION.

  • tomyun Oct 20, 2010

    I HAVE READ YOUR SOLUTION. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT MY PRIMARY COMPUTER HAS WINDOWS 7 AS THE OPERATING SYSTEM AND NOT WINDOWS VISTA. MY LAPTOP DOES HAVE WINDOWS XP. SO PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION.

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To print documents from your Laptop (client), you need to share the Printer from the Desktop (server) and it's also important to note that, you'll need drivers for XP, since the client's Operating System in windows XP. The only thing you need to mainly set-up is on your Vista Computer.


First open the network card's properties and verify that the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network" is enabled.
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After the settings is verified/changed and saved, open the "Network and Sharing Center"
[I hope both the computers are connected as Local Area Network (LAN)]

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Once it's opened, click the "Private Network", then scroll down to the window and locate "Turn On Printer Sharing", and click it and then "Apply"

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Now open the "Printers and Faxes" folder, right click the to be shared printer, select "Sharing"


A new windows "Printer PropertieI AM WRITING THIS ON - dc0c7ca.jpg open up.
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Now click "Change Sharing Options" and aI AM WRITING THIS ON - 2d289b7.jpg the "Share this printer"
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Again click "I AM WRITING THIS ON - 89da2af.jpgal Drivers
", you'll see something similar to this :
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If something is selected, don't deselect anything, simply select "Intel Windows 2000 or XP" and then click "Ok", you will be asked to insert the Printer's disk, or may not be since vista's driver comes with the xp dirver packed. If you are asked, insert the disk and follow the onscreen instructions. Once it's done, close all the wI AM WRITING THIS ON - 3930b8f.jpgcheck whether the printer has "Shared" icon or not. (looks two people)

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All this is to be done while the printer is On.

Now on the windows XP, click "Start", then "Run" and type in \\computername (the name of the vista computer, if you are not sure about the computer name, right-click, My computer - [on vista], "Properties" aI AM WRITING THIS ON - 8488d39.gifcomputer name)
Pointed and circled (This is to be obtained from the Windows Vista computer):
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Once you press enter after typing in \\computername, the shared folders and printer will be opened up, by default there are few folders already shared i.e. My Shared documents..

That's all, you are done and your printer is share from the Windows Vista computer to the Windows xp computer.

[Note that both the computers Locally connected, if only ICS (Internet connection sharing is enabled), you may find some problem, in that case, check the "Worgroup" on both the computer and set a common name, eg, set "HOME" or whatever you like... ]

If you need further help, let me know.

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Posted on Oct 20, 2010

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    Lebanon Raingam Oct 20, 2010

    Oh.. so sorry... it's my mistake.. I thought it was windows vista, please give me another few minutes, I will update you within an hour. Thanks.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Oct 20, 2010

    Here's a tutorial for you (windows 7 printer sharing), If you have any problem, let me know.





    Good luck.

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Thease are the procedures to share a pc or laptop to printer

To open the Printers and Faxes folder

Click Start and then click Control Panel.

Click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.

In the Printers and Faxes folder, I clicked the printer's icon and, in the tasks pane, I clicked Share This Printer.

I opened the printer's Properties dialog box, and clicked on the Sharing tab.

I clicked Share Name, and then clicked OK.

That's it-the printer was immediately available for other computers to use.

Now that I had a network printer, I was ready to connect to it and print from other computers on the network.

To connect to the printer

I opened Control Panel, and clicked Printers and Other Hardware.

I clicked Add a Printer.

Instead of adding a local printer, though, I clicked Printer Connection and then browsed the network for the printer.

The whole process took less than a minute before I was printing to the network printer as though it was connected to the computer.


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Hi. May i know if this is the computer where your printer is connected?

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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    Angelito Rabago Oct 20, 2010

    Hi. Can we do a remote sesion? this case is not a simple issue. We need to access your computer from our end for us to verify what is causing the problem.

  • Angelito Rabago
    Angelito Rabago Oct 20, 2010

    using Two operating system is not a problem. Just tell me if its ok with your to do remote session?

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