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Re: printernot shared on my xp desktop to vista lap top
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Is this a new laptop?
What version of Vista are you using?
What type of network are you attaching to?
In actuality, a move from XP Professional to Vista Home for example is, from a licensing perspective, a down-grade. Microsoft in their supreme wisdom have removed many of the file sharing features from all "Home" editions of XP and Vista which will prevent you from attaching to printers and devices operating on a domain or even certain workgroups. If this is a new OEM laptop, you may need to pay several hundred dollars to upgrade to Business Ed. or Ultimate Vista. Which will add back the features XP Professional gave you for free.
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All you have to do is that you will have to setup your Hp to share or to be seen by other machine on the network by going to the network properties then setting the network, file and folder on your hp to be seen and shared by other machine.
I have a network running both an XP computer & a Vista computer. What I had to do after connecting them both to the router was make an internet connection with 1 computer, turn on the printer so everything the network was going to share was powered on; then run the network wizard on both computers. Once I did this the computer that the printer is not physically connected to installed the printer driver. Once this entire process was completed we had internet on both computers as well as both computers being able to send jobs to the same printer. Has worked great for over a year. Hope this helps you out.
You have to turn printer sharing on in vista by going to your network map and turn the printer sharing on. This should FixYa! Network Map is located in Network and Sharing Center on the computer with vista.
You need to download the drivers from HP website for VISTA.
If you wish to work printer in networking then you can also add printer in the Laptop by that method.
Let me know more how you need to go for ( since if your XP is a desktop, then I would recommend you to keep the printer connect with it directly and just use a LAN cable for your Laptop.)
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Make sure domain settings to your server are correct on the notebook computer. These settings are located in the control panel of the system setting.
Whats the operating system of your server?
Make sure the firewall in windows security is turned off too. Sometimes that thing sneaks up on you.
I haven't used the home edition of Vista but another reason why it might not be working is because it isn't the business version. Microsoft might have added extra security to prevent the home version from connecting to a server. I know we use the business version of Vista at work and it is working that way on the intranet server without a problem.