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To install USB Printer either directly or SHARED

Question: To install USB Printer either directly or SHARED

Hi there
When you first attach a USB Printer to W8 it will often install as a "USB Printer" but you won't be able to set it as default or use it as such.

You need to actually Manually install your USB printer in most cases.

Go via Control panel ==>devices and Printers ===> Advanced Printer setup

If your printer isn't specifically listed (or even if it is)

click the Next button
Then check add local or network printer with manual settings.

If you've connected the printer you should be able to use an existing port --- it will start with USBxxxx use that one

Now select Windows update to get the list of printers --- could take 5 or 10 mins to get the list

Choose your make and model -- install driver and check Set as Default printer

Your printer should now be fully working

If you want to access a SHARED printer on another machine -- then still add LOCAL printer
Choose create NEW PORT

add the address of the shared printer e.g \\stoopidxpmachine\printer1 or an IP address \\102.10.10.01\printer1

select again Windows update to get the list and drivers - install -- and you should be fine.

Cheers
jimbo

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Answer: To install USB Printer either directly or SHARED

Thanks Jimbo,

I was having trouble getting my printer to work (don't often use it) and found your post.

It seems to have fixed the problem for me.

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I'm curious about this option, and I'm not having any luck finding detailed documentation on it. I think what it does is that it tells the clients to print directly to the printer from their own spool, bypassing the server. Which would be exactly what I'm after, but I can't find confirmation on this behavior.

Can anyone give me some details?
 

Answer:Windows Server - Shared Printers - "Print Directly to Printer"

your google skills must suck






Print directly to the printer


The document does not spool, which decreases printing time. Select this option only for a nonshared printer. This might be useful for other programs that use their own spooling process.Click to expand...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc739118(WS.10).aspx





Print directly to the printer - this sends documents directly to the printer. This gives the fastest time-to-output but you lose the ability to use the PC while the print job is in progress.Click to expand...

http://ss64.com/nt/syntax-printing.html
 

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Hello, im trying to install a printer, (an HP LaserJet 3200) that is shared on the network, onto my windows 7 x64 machine. The printer is installed and shared on an older computer that is running windows xp pro (NOT 64 bit). The windows 7 machine sees the shared printer, but obviously the drivers are not installed so it ask for the correct drivers. I have downloaded the drivers from HP - HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6 x64 - Version 5.0.3. Every inf file in this driver package will not work. If i plug the printer directly into the windows 7 machine it installs just fine. If I knew where it stores the built in drivers, maybe I could get it to install after it detects it over the network. Is there anyone that can offer any suggestions to this problem? I know the issue is the fact the windows 7 machine is a 64 bit operating system, but I dont know how to work around it.

Thanks in advance to any and all suggestions.

Answer:Shared printer install

Maybe try the Printer Support forum: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f109/

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I have a small office LAN that is running a Windows Server 2000 domain with a few XP SP2 workstations (Workstation B is located here) and a separate Workgroup (Server A is located here) for the rest of their XP SP2 PC's. Right now, I'm having trouble installing a shared printer, connected to Server A (Windows Server 2003) via USB, on the Workgroup TO Workstation B on the Domain.

From Workstation B, I can see the shared printer on Server A and can access file shares hosted there with no problem. When I right click on the shared printer from explorer and click Connect.., I get this error popup:
Error Message said:

Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server. For more information, click Help.
[OK] [Help]Click to expand...

I tried installing the printer by going through the Add Printer wizard, Network Printer, and using the IP of the server with the share name of the printer (ie. \\192.168.1.2\HPShared) and get the exact same error message. I tested that the printer is connected and installed correctly on Server A by successfully printing a test page from the Server itself. File and Print Sharing are enabled on both computers. I can read/write on the file shares on the server from the workstation, so connectivity is not an issue.

I'm stumped on this one guys. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This office is a whole State away from me, so stuff ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Cannot Install Shared Printer

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I am running a home network, cable modem to wireless router. I have an HP 3015 All-in-One installed on the XP(32) machine via a USB cable. Both the XP and Win7-64 are connected via ethernet cables. I had to change some settings in Network and Sharing Center" see post #38 in thread:

Can't see XP Machine in Windows 7

After getting the Win 7 box to see the printer on the XP box I attempted to install the printer. The wizard could not find a driver. I went to HP and they show a driver for Win 64 Bit OSs, so I downloaded and extracted same. When I try to install printer manually, it looks for an ".INF" file. I direct the search to the folder containing the extracted file and it does not find. I tried to install the driver from the "Setup" app in the extracted file and that did not work.

A year or so ago I tried the same installation of the HP3015 AIO installed via USB on the XP box, on a Vista 64 box. At that time internet research indicated that HP had discontinued development of 64 Bit drivers for the printer. So I gave up.

Now I find generic 64 bit drivers on the HP website, I just cannot get them to install.

The Windows 7 update service fails to find any appropriate drivers. As the printer is working fine, and the XP box to which it is attached is the puter my wife uses, I am reluctant to try and reconfigure the whole network. Anything I need to print, I can save as a shared doc and print from the XP machine, but that is a PITA.
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Answer:Can't install XP shared printer with remote Win 7 64 Box

Have you tried using the Windows XP compatibility mode to install the driver?

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Hi

I have shared a printer on Windows 7 and in the security tab I gave "Everyone" access rights. I still get the error message - I keep getting the error message ?Windows cannot connect to the printer????.
I was able to shared directories and able to access them without any problems. It's the darn printer that I can't connect.
It's part of my assignment to test the printer to see if I can install the driver via point and print to a shared printer on Windows 7. Someone told me it's a Windows 7 security issue.
On both another Windows XP and another Windows 7 PC able to to connect to a second Windows 7 PC and see the printer, but it won't let me connect to it. Any ideas how to resolve it.
Is it because one pc is on a domain while the other is in a workgroup? If so why am I able to access shared folder, but cannot connect to a shared printer.

Thanks

Answer:Unable to install shared printer

Hi dlee4000 and welcome to Seven Forums. I am not quite certain the exact problem you are having, but if you check this link, it will take you to our search section and perhaps you can find the problem you are having. It is all topics relating to sharing printers. I hope it helps. If not, be patient and someone will probably give you a more accurate answer. There are a lot of very smart and very nice people here and I'm sure we can come up with an answer to your problem. Again, welcome and the best of luck!

P.S. You can also try this link, it is to our tutorial section.

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Hello,
I'm encountering a problem on different computers.
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge are not able to open files from a shared folder located on the same computer.
For example, let's say I typed this "\\10.100.100.10\folder_1\DOC_FILE.doc" on the address bar.
The browser then shows : "This page can't be displayed".
When I display more information, the error "INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND" appears.
I have already tried to uncheck "Enable TCP Fast open" and it is still not working.
It seems like this problem cannot be reproduced on all IE11/EDGE browsers, and can be encountered on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Any ideas ?
Best regards

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Assume I installed previously some printer (drivers) for physical and PDF printers.

They work.

I can access the preferences of e.g. printer X by:

START--->Control Panel--->Devices and Printers--->Right click on Printer X---->printing preferences from context menu

But: Is there a way to access this printer preferences dialog DIRECTLY?

I want to create.e.g. a shortcut to printer-something *.exe or *.cpl and get immediately the dialog window.

How does that work?

Peter

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I want to know if such a printer exists.. I'm about to buy an all-in-one, but would also like the "print directly to cd" feature.thx,tleibroc

Answer:all-in-one printer that can print directly to cd?

click here for the Epson Photo 900 that has this feature. There may be an all-in-one device that has this feature, but Epson's two all-in-one's don't seem to do it.

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I want to know if such a printer exists.. I'm about to buy an all-in-one, but would also like the "print directly to cd" feature.thx,tleibroc

Answer:all-in-one printer that can print directly to cd?

What do you mean by - "print directly to cd"??

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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

Answer:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

Answer:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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How do I print directly to a printer over the internet - with no PC connected?

I've done lots of research and the only answer seems to be HP 'ePrint' enabled printers

I wanted to know why no other manufacturers had been able to achieve the same?
I think I'm right in saying that HP have had this technology for 2/3 years now

I'm not sure if it's been an over night success... but it's a great thing to have

It's something I'd really need to do - but I'd rather have some choice at least
(My preference is always to use Canon)

ALSO: if anyone has used ePrint before... can someone confirm if you can actually print directly from the internet - say for example if sent from a specific email address (as opposed to having a special software that sits on your sending device) - the bit I'm not sure about is how they stop spammers sending email that gets printed!

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:How do I print directly to a printer over the internet - with no PC?

You can do it with any printer that is connected to a LAN (ie: not connected to a PC). However, you will have to allow access to the network to reach the printer. Thus creating hole in your network security.
 

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I am not an IT professional nor do I have access to one but I do have the following challenge.Network of 3 apple mac pcs use an HPlaser jet 2100 printer which is connected directly to the network, NOT to any of the apple macs. I wish to attach a IBM-compatible PC running W38 to the network purely so that it can use the printer, no interaction with the Apple macs needed.I realise that it is simple to configure W38 to print to a networked printer; however, is it possible to do so to a standalone network printer in the manner described?Any help much appreciatedMJ

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Hi, I have a Samsung Laptop running Win7 Home Premium SP1. I have an HP Printer F300 connected to the network via a USB cable to a desktop computer which is hard-wired to the wireless Router (an old Freeserve/Wannadoo unit). The desktop is ancient now and I want to remove it - but the printer isn't wireless.
I can connect the printer via USB direct to the Router, but when I do my wireless laptop can't 'see' it - no matter what I do. Does anyone have any idea whether it can be done?

Answer:Adding A Printer Directly To The Router

Not 100%, but pretty sure that the printer has to be connected to a computer that's switched on to be accessible to other computers.

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What kind of connector would you need to convert a parellel port on a printer into a ethernet port, the computer that the printer was plugged into has basically died but the printer still works
 

Answer:Add Printer Directly to Network Rather than via Computer

"Print server". Just run a search at Newegg
 

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hey guys,

is this possible.

a printer on one end and my laptop on another end and to have them connected through ehternet.

what would be the default ip address of the printer if i connect it like that??

thanks,
 

Answer:connect to printer directly through ethernet

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I have an Epson R300 and an Epson scanner Perfection 1670.I am sure that at one time I could copy (print) directly to the printer from the scanner. However, I have to SAVE my documents now, and THEN print!Has anyone this combination of printer/scanner who can advise?I have just contacted Epson, but they usually take 24 hours to reply, but the responses are good.Thanksgeedad

Answer:Copying from scanner to printer directly

You should be able to use the built-in Epson Copy Utility to print direct from Scanner.

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PC #1
Windows XP Pro SP2
Connects via wireless

PC # 2
Windows XP Pro SP2
Connects via wireless

PC #3
Vista Utilmate, 32 bit
Connects via wireless

HP All in 1, 7780
Currently, the configuration is to use spooling.

If I change the setting to send the print job directly to the printer, will the print job be lost if the printer is occupied by a print job from another printer?

Sometimes, the print job on the Vista PC hangs. The only solution found, thus far, is to reboot the Vista PC.

RF123
 

Answer:Printing directly to the printer, vs spooling

spooling is better... in my opinion.
 

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I have a machine that keeps a log of events and outputs them to a printer via an RS232 Port. I am trying to collect this information and input it directly into a datebase...Initially i would like to connect direct to a pc but eventually it may be helpful to pass the information by networkAny help or suggestions will gratefully received I have limited knowledge of how this all fits together but I'm not entirly backwards Cheers, Thanks for taking the time to read this

Answer:Connecting RS232 printer output directly to a PC

click here it may be what you are looking for?

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Hi:

I had a challenge where I was hoping to query a set of printers directly for information with Powershell. I did some searching and I hadn't seen anyone have any luck so I came up with a solution. The below line uses the NetSNMP utilities.

gc C:\temp\printerIP.txt | % {write-host $_ (invoke-expression "c:\usr\bin\snmpget -v 1 -c public $_ hrDeviceDescr.1").Remove(0,46)}

printerIP.txt just has a simple list of IP addresses for each printer you are concerned about. It should return the IP address and the model of the printer line per line.

Thought I would get that out there if anyone else is looking for it.
 

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I have a web application (POS) and i need to print directly to the default windows printer .
My application ASP.NET , running on IIS (WINDOWS 7 ,  WINDOWS server 2008)

But it failed, (The default printer not set) , but there is already a thermal printer connected to the windows and working

I spend days playing in IIS and POOL configurations but till now nothing getting solved

Please some body help me in this

Regards

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I am wondering if its possible to connect my HP 6200 officejet printer directly to my router via USB so I don't have to carry my laptop downstairs to connect it each time I want to use it?

My desktop that it was direct connected to is busted right now and I'm in the process of fixing it. I'm looking for a temporary solution to my problem.
 

Answer:Can I connect my HP 6200 printer directly to my router?

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How would I go about putting an oldish printer (specifically a Lexmark Z31) with only a parallel port directly onto my ethernet network?I would rather do it without using Windows Networking, so I can use it without turning on the "main" PC.I have heard of little Printer Servers that can do this, but wouldn't I need to install the printer's drivers to use it?Cheers.

Answer:Linking old parallel printer directly to ethernet.

a cheaper one in here click here

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Hello,

I'm trying to figure out if there is an easy/quick way to get the Print Screen button to send the image automatically to the printer...not to the clipboard. I'm using Windows XP Professional.

I've been to Microsoft's site and cannot find an answer. One of my users tried to convince me he had done it earlier this week but he cannot replicate his efforts. Now I'm trying to replicate them.

Any ideas?

Renea_Dell
 

Answer:Solved: Print Screen Directly to Printer

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Hi,

I have a network printer that used to connect to a switch, which connected to a single computer. The idea was that you can connect other laptops to the switch and then share the printer.

But no one ever does that and I needed the switch for something else so I removed it and connected the printer directly to the computer. It doesn't work.

What do I have to do to get this direct connection to work? Or does this absolutely require a switch?

Answer:Connect a printer directly to one computer's Ethernet port?

Hi,

You will need to change the connecting cable from a straight one to a crossover cable. OK?

What are Straight and Crossover Cables

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I'm running Word 2010 on Win7 x64. I've merged addresses in an Excel workbook to an envelope document using the standard mail merge wizard. I'd like to print these 10 at a time since that's all I can fit in my printer's feed tray. I click on Finish & Merge and then Print Documents and enter the range to print. Regardless of the starting record I enter, it always starts printing from the first record. I'm using an HP CP2025 Color LaserJet. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.

Answer:Trouble merging envelopes directly to printer in Word 2010

Excerpt taken from here:
Excel Blog - Printing Envelopes Using Excel and Word
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Quote:

When everything looks good, you can click on the Finish & Merge dropdown to print your envelopes.
In the Merge to Printer dialog, I would suggest starting with just the current record to make sure that you have the envelope positioned correctly.

Tip: Cut plain paper the size of the envelope and add marking to show the positioning, then use it for a few trial runs.

When things are printing as expected, you may want to print sets of say 10 envelopes at a time based on your printer using the From __ To: __ choice in the merge to printer dialog.



I hope that helps.

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I thought this was pretty slick. Not sure when it was introduced, but I was able to start the install of 8.1 Preview directly from the downloaded .iso file. Just double clicked on it to open in Windows Explorer then double clicked on setup.exe and off it went. This only works from a booted Windows 8 system (not sure about Windows 7).

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html

Didn't need to create a bootable flash drive or DVD.

I forget where I read about being able to do this, but very nice.

Answer:Install from .iso directly

Originally Posted by Ztruker


I thought this was pretty slick. Not sure when it was introduced, but I was able to start the install of 8.1 Preview directly from the downloaded .iso file. Just double clicked on it to open in Windows Explorer then double clicked on setup.exe and off it went. This only works from a booted Windows 8 system (not sure about Windows 7).

Didn't need to create a bootable flash drive or DVD.

I forget where I read about being able to do this, but very nice.



The problem is that it obligates you to upgrade.

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Have home net with 5 XP machines, one new Dell with Windows 7 (x64). Printers are attached to xp-Pro machines. Printer is Lexmark x8350. Went to Lexmark for drivers for Win 7, downloaded and executed. Loaded the (x64) drivers. Printer works fine directly attached to Win 7 machines. When printer is connected to XP, can see the machine and printer, when attempt to connect it gives "Cannot Connect error". Tried to create Local Port pointing to xp machine. Did not work. When trying to add new printer, asks for driver accepted driver installed and starts to install printer. Computer hangs on install. Help

Answer:XP shared Printer Win 7 cannot connect though can see printer

Within your router is uPNP enabled?

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Yes... "How do you install XP directly from harddrive?" by extracting the info from the disk?
 

Answer:How do you install XP directly from harddrive?

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Trying to upgrade Lenovo AIO from Windows 8 to Windows 10.
Could only get 8 to 8.1
Started that update which hung at 82%
Now reverted back to 8
Error 0xC1900101
Have done a lot of upgrades but never from 8 to 10.

Pete

Answer:how to install 10 upgrade directly from 8

Media Creation Tool:
Windows 10

Someone is more than likely going to post that you have to upgrade to 8.1 first, but that isn't true. You don't have to be on SP1 for Windows 7 either.

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Last night I upgraded Itunes it turned out that my laptop couldn't online at all via all applications. The error message I got is socket error wshelper WSA cleanup error. My laptop is Asus A42J 64bits. I plan to reformat Win 7 and I already did back ups. But I want to upgrade or install Win 10 as well. Please take note that my laptop can't online at all if the process needs it. Do I need to get ready pen drive with more than 4gb or a dvd disc? I'm not sure the steps. Thanks in advance. I really need help with it.

Answer:Reformat Win 7 or clean install Win 10 directly? T

does your laptop have a built in factory reset? a reset disk that came with it when you bought it or an option to create reset disk? If your laptop previously connected online then something has stopped it and that needs seeing to. Have you backed up all your data such as documents, pictures and music etc. A clean factory restore for w7 should get the wireless system working again. I would always do a clean w7 install then let it update and finally go to w10. If you are not sure type your model number into google. How to factory reset Asus A42J. Then after backing up to an external site or drive run the restore. This will wipe out everything on the hard disk that you have put on.

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Thought I would have to set up a virtual machine, and XP mode, but I get the impression that I might be able to install my Office 2003 directly on Windows 7 Pro. Is this correct? Any problems I'm going to run into? ( Will read all 2003 threads in the interim ) Thanks for any input.

Answer:Newbie - Can I install Office 2003 Directly on win 7 pro?

office 2003 will run on Windows 7 Pro with no problem but did you know that office 2003 will be unsupported by Microsoft starting April 14, 2014? Which means that you will no longer be able to get security updates for the program and will leave it insecure.

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I keep seeing this in the forums about a key for Windows 10 There is No Key needed

There is NO KEY its a HWID (Hardware ID). No need to plug in a key when installing. In fact just choose skip on any screen that asks if you are upgrading.
Only exception might be is you build new system buy a Win 10 dvd, install using key and bam your HWID (Hardware ID) is created, chances are you never have to use that key again. Unknown haven't seen anything on that yet.

I tried this Clean Install without upgrading and it worked on my laptop. snagged from another web site
You need a Windows 10 DVD or ISO image. If you don't have one get it from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10.
Download the MediaCreationTool from Microsoft's website to create the ISO image. Make sure you pick the right architecture and version.
Burn the ISO.
Navigate to the folder YourDVD\sources and drag&drop the file gatherosstate.exe to the desktop.
Right click and Run As Administrator. Give it time. It creates GenuineTicket.xml on the desktop. This file is needed so copy it to a USB drive or other location.
Run a clean install of Windows 10 afterwards on the system.
Make sure you skip the product key on all screens that ask for it. ALL
Once you are done and in Windows 10, copy the file GenuineTicket.xml to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC\GenuineTicket
The folder is hidden by default. If you cannot see it, select File > Options > View > Show hidden file... Read more

Answer:How to clean install Windows 10 directly without upgrade

Are you sure you posted this on the right web site?
 

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Hi guys,

I need to install Macromedia flash to a computer which is not connected to the internet.

However I have been unable to find a site that lets me do a download-only. All download automatically initiate the installation process.

Anyone aware of where I could find the required download-only macromedia flash files?

Thanking you all in advance.

Regards
 

Answer:How to download Macromedia Flash (not install directly)

Follow through on this link http://www.macromedia.com/support/shockwave/info/licensing/main_2.html
and you'll be able to download an msi of the installer. Especially useful if you have to assign/advertise this package via active directory.
 

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How to install directly windows to usb drive, I mean you will install windows on a usb drive then you set boot device to usb drive on computer then it will boot to windows 7/8/10? Is it possible? I did not mean install windows on computer from usb.

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Question: shared printer

Ok, what am I missing. I have a home network consisting of a router, cable modem, and two computers. I also have a printer connected to one of the machines. This machine uses Windows ME. The other uses XP. Now I want to be able to the printer from the XP machine. It seems to find it, but it doesn't indicate the ink level, nor can I print. It says, it can't start a print job.

I would appreciate if someone might be able to throw together a step-by-step to see if I missed something.

Thanks.
 

Answer:shared printer

Couple of things...
1. I assume that you had used windows XP wizzard to install a network printer right?
2. On the windows Me you right clicked on the printer and chosen "sharing" right?
3. Looked in the FAQ of the manufacturer for tips ?
4 Using the lastest drivers for printer on XP or the "generic "microsoft drivers ?
HTH
 

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Question: Shared Printer

i have 2 computers wired together via a router, they are not what you would call networked together they cannot see each other and files are not shared, only the broadband internet connection works well.I would like to print from any of the PCs, but at the moment i can only do so from the pc that has the printer connected to it,what is the easiest and cheapest solution or any solution for that matter.thanks for any help

Answer:Shared Printer

How are they networked? If you have a network crossover cable you can network them properly and then share the printer. It will depend on the OS.

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I have a Home network that was configured as follows:

Computers:
XP-Pro PC - connected via USB to a - Shared Photo Printer
Mac Leopard - connected via USB to a -Shared All-in-One Printer
XP-Pro Laptop

I also have an ethernet networked Laser Printer and an ethernet networked NAS.

With this setup I could print on all three printers from all three computers. I stored all documents, photos, music, etc on the NAS and it could be accessed very quickly from all three computers.

I replaced the XP-Pro PC with a new Win 7 PC. Now I cannot see the Shared All-in-One that is connected to the Mac via USB. I cannot get into the Mac from the Win 7 machine without an ID and Password which I never set and do not have. I can still print on the Mac-attached printer and get into the Mac from the XP-Pro laptop.

Can anyone help me to be able to access the Mac and to use the Mac-attached shared printer from the Win 7 machine?

Answer:Need Help Using Mac Shared Printer on W7 PC

for the printer install Bonjour.
as for file sharing, i don't really know. is "network discovery" disabled?

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I am on XP Home OS and the puter with the printer attached is on XP Home OS. And we are on a wireless peer to peer network.

The printer is marked shared. A laptop is able to use it.

I tried adding it by doing this:

In My Computer, My Network Places, Add a Printer:

1. I clicked the "Network Printer attached to another PC" radio button.

2. I clicked "Connect" Radio button and entered address:

\\192.168.1.123\hplaserj

I get this error msg: "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specific printer has left its connection to the server."

Please help....is my pathname wrong? Do I need to add the puter name (JANPC) The printer is on-line as it is being used by other person. The printer name is accurate. I checked the IP address myself. Also our workgroup name is all the SAME: MSHOME.

Thots, actions, words????? thx!!!
 

Answer:Trying to use shared printer

Use the local printer option.
 

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I have an hp psc 1410 printer hosted on win98 se machine. There share is set up correctly on the machine as I can see a hand underneath the printer. I am trying to set up network share of the printer on my XP machine. Can someone please help me out with this.

TIA

Answer:shared printer

open printer and faxes. click add printer. select network printer and then browse for it through your network name

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i am pinging a computer from CMD and its giving reply but i am not able to access that pc, please helpi turned off every firewall on that pcthat infected pc can access my personal pcbut my personal pc cant access thatonly thing i can access is pinging thats itplease help

Answer:Cant get printer shared

Did you add the User from PC A to PC B then go into the share permissions and give access to the user?

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Windows 7 host with HP printer. 2 laptops (xp,vista ) in network. Have been able to print from both laptops when host is being used. When host times out laptops unable to print. Setting I'm missing?

Answer:Shared printer

Lucky. I have a similar setup except the host is running XP. I cannot get the printer to show up on the other computers...

Your host PC is probably going to power saving mode (sleep/hibernate) etc severing connections with your network. Change the host PC settings and you'll be fine

Optimize Windows 7 This might help

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I have a shared printer connected to an XP machine. I bought a MAC powerbook today and would like to connect to the printer. Could someone be kind enough to provide the steps necessary to connect my mac to the printer?

Printer: canon pixma mp500, connected to PC running XP pro (sp2). Currently just set up as workgroup. The MAC will be connecting to workgroup via wireless

Thanks in advance

JP
 

Answer:shared printer

http://iharder.sourceforge.net/current/macosx/winmacprinter/
 

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Hi all. I have a printer hooked USB to my Vista machine. Works fine there. What I would like to do is access the printer from my W7 machine, to print from an app that is W7 only. Can I do this "through" the Vista machine if both are on the same network?

If not - the printer has an Ethernet connector. Should I hook the printer up to my router (technically my switch), and if I do that, can I get the W7 machine to see the printer without having to install the printer sw and drivers?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Shared Printer?

Hi you will need to install the driver on the win 7 machine. is your printer wireless? this might help you. Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Windows Help

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hi allcan anybody tell me how i can set up my printer so the my wife can use it with her laptop i am running windows xp pro the laptop is on vista and runs of the wireless router do i have to put my printer disc into the laptop i know nothing about how to do it so please make it as simple as possible thanksmartan

Answer:shared printer

SHARE PRINTEROn the machine that the printer is connected to, go to Control Panel > Printers & Faxes, right-click the printer, click Sharing, check ?Share this printer?. On the other machine go to Control Panel > Printers & Faxes > Add printer and follow the wizard. Bear in mind that the printer and the PC that it?s connected to must be switched on, unless you have a ?proper? wireless printer/adapter.

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I have set up a home network with two computers, the first is "hard wired" to the wireless router and the second computer via wireless card. I have set up the shared printer on the first computer, USB port, and can see the shared printer on the second computer.When I send a Word document from the second computer to the shared printer I get a error message that the document failed to print. Checking the printer icon the status is "Error-Printing". I've gone through all the help topics and trouble shooting but could not resolve.The first computer is running XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 and the second computer is running XP Home Edition Service Pack 2. Could this be a problem other than just the printing problem?Thanks

Answer:Shared Printer

Is the driver for for the printer installed on the second computer?  Did you add the networked printer to the second computer?

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 (home premium, 32 bit); I also have an XP (SP3) computer with two printers attached. An Epson 3800 and an Epson Workforce 30. Both are pretty new. I have installed the Epson 3800 driver on the laptop.

But both printers are connected to the XP computer via USB. When I try to create a new port for the Epson 3800 printer object on Windows 7, I get "Not enough server storage is available to process this command." What I do is right click on the icon in Devices and Printers, then Properties, then Ports then Add Port then I put the path to the printer on the XP computer \\ComputerName\Printer2 and that's when I get the error. Is this how it's supposed to done? Is there another way?

RON

Answer:Cannot use a shared printer

You shouldn't need to do it manually but sometimes it's the only way that works. Usually the problems are with permissions and sharing settings.

Try doing it this way and see if it works.
XP to 7 Printer sharing

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I have an hp psc 1410 printer hosted on win98 se machine. There share is set up correctly on the machine as I can see a hand underneath the printer. I am trying to set up network share of the printer on my XP machine. Can someone please help me out with this.

TIA
 

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hi i have 2 pc's xp home i have installed an epson printer on the other through my files and printer sharing every thing seems to work ok but the pc that has the printer is ok but the other has quite a delay for the printing to start printing is there some way to speed this up thanks Chippy

Answer:shared printer

It's bound to be a bit slower.

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Nearly There...Having now sorted wireless connection, and file sharing, the last item to sort is the printer.I have instructed my desktop to share the printer, yet i can't see the printer on my laptop.Do i need to intall the printer drivers etc on the laptop?Thanks in advanceJD

Answer:Shared Printer

On the laptop go to Printers & Faxes and 'Add a printer'. Follow the prompts and then select the printer when Windows finds it. If a driver is needed it will be installed via the network.

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hi i have 2 pc's xp home i have installed an epson printer on the other through my files and printer sharing every thing seems to work ok but the pc that has the printer is ok but the other has quite a delay for the printing to start printing is there some way to speed this up thanks Chippy

Answer:shared printer

Remove the printer drivers & software from the slow one. Re-Install the drivers & software on the computer and physically attach attach the printer to it. This will ensure that the printer has all the correct software on it and not just a restricted set offered by the "printer Sharing" method. Relocate the printer if necessary on either machine.

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Okay, I have set up my wireless network and it is purring nicely but now I am totally stumped by my newest problem which is our shared printer. The printer is on my desktop and I have gone ahead and set it all up with both computers but you just cannot print from my wife's laptop. I have gone thru the trouble shooter and went as far as pinging each computer from the other. I can ping the desktop from the laptop but not the laptop from the desktop. Any clues here would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

Answer:Shared Printer

"I can ping the desktop from the laptop but not the laptop from the desktop."

My first guess would be a firewall on the laptop is blocking access. Turn off Windows XP firewall and uninstall any others to see if this is your problem. Could be affecting the printing also.
 

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there is a printer connected a computer via usb and i have it shared to 3 other computers. the problem is when i restart the computer its connected to i have to share it again. its running Win XP pro SP2
 

Answer:shared printer

Strange ....do you have file and print sharing as a protocol in your network config?
 

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hi,can anyone help.i am trying to print from my laptop to my pc through belkin router/modem.printer connected to pc.i have clicked share printer on pc and the hand is under the printer.on the laptop i have used the wizard to find printer and it has a picture of it with a bar underneath and the default tick.when i try to print any thing from laptop it shows 1 document ready on both computers but no printing.i can go online from laptop and read files from the pc .the printer is a epson d88 and is working on the pc.any ideas. thanks

Answer:shared printer

Is it assigned as the default printer?Could the firewall be blocking it?

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My home network with 3 PC's and 1 wireless notebook can not share a printer anymore.When I go to the PC with the printers attached , properties and change to "share this printer" apply or OK I get the following message, "Printer settings could not be saved.Operation could not be completed" I've tried both my Epson CX 5400 and my HP 3600 , removed and installed several times and I still can not change the printers to share. I feel it must be something in the XP networking , but I am stumped. Any help out there?
 

Answer:shared printer

You might want to have this moved to the Networking forum here at TSG you would get a much better response for your problem there, Just click on the little triangle at the top right and ask a moderator to please move the thread.
 

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Hi Folks, I want to install the newest ATI drivers (Catalyst 9.8).  I've heard some mumblings that perhaps I no longer need to mod the ATI drivers before installing.  Does anyone have any insight on this? Also, I've heard ATI has implemented switchable graphics.  Being on XP, I assume I still cannot implement that feature.  Can anyone confirm that? Thanks a bunch! -------------------- T400 2764-CTO with ATI Radeon 3400

Answer:T400 Radeon 3400 - Install Catalyst directly, or mod it?

For others who might be wondering, I did have to mod the 9.8 catalyst drivers for my T400.  It worked in the end, but I suggest uninstalling, and then cleaning with CCleaner in safe mode first.  It was a pain until i did that. Installing the catalyst drivers straight, without modding, doesn't work.

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I have an XP and two W98 computers networked on a home wired ethernet LAN. Everything about the network seemes to work fine, but I cannot get the HP printer connected to the XP machine to show up on the network. It shows up when browsing the network from the XP machine, but not from the 98 machines. I have shared the printer, I think correctly, and also selected the Win98 drivers to be available to network machines.

When I try to add a network printer on the 98 machines, the printer does not show up when browsing the network tree to select the printer. It will, however, seem to accept it if I type in its network path maunually. Then it will successfully show up as an installed printer, but print jobs error out when sent to it. Another curious symptom, the properties dialog box for this network printer (when added with the manually entered path) comes up in French on one of the 98 machines. I am wondering if it used the wrong driver version obtained from the host machine.

Any of this sound familiar to anyone? Would love some help fixing this problem.
 

Answer:Shared printer won;t show up on net

I discovered why I could not see the shared printer on the network. The network name I gave it was too long for the 98 machines. When I shortened the name, the 98 machines could see it just fine.

But I still have the problem of print jobs erroring from the 98 machines. When I install it as a network printer on the 98 machines, everything seems to go fine. I can see it loading the drivers from the host machine, and the printer appears installed and ready to go. But any print jobs from the clients give an "error printing" in the print queue and never go through.

As I mentioned before, the Properties dialogue box for this printer, as seen from the 98 clients, shows up partially in French. This gives me the hunch that something is wrong with the driver it loaded from the host. But I don;t seem to have any control over that, so how would I approach fixing it? On the host XP machine, I do have Win98 checked as an available driver to network machines (actually it and XP are checked for me and I can't change it.)

I don;t know how to go about changing the driver loaded to the client machine. If I choose "Change Driver" my printer is not on the pick list. If I choose "Have Disk", the HP disc which came with the printer is a hopeless maze of files and folders and I can't seem to find where to get the right driver.

Any ideas?
 

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I am trying to be able to print via shared printer on a home network.

The desktop where the printer is connected is running Vista home Premium, the laptop(s) that I would like to be able to print from are running windows xp.

I have created a shared printer on the desktop running vista, at first when I went to add a printer to the laptop I was able to view the desktop computer but not the printer..... turning off the Norton Anti-virus firewall allowed for me to then see the printer on the network....(windows firewall is turned on)

After adding the printing and making it the default printer..... I am still unable to print. It sees the printer even shows in the printer que (when a doc is pending on the desktop) but then job is not finished and never begins to print..... and disappears from the printer que.....

Any thoughts?? Is there a setting in norton anit-virus that is blocking ??? Or could it be windows defender?

The desktop is brand new...
 

Answer:Shared Printer seen, but won't print

This sounds like a port specification issue, or perhaps a driver issue on the remote machine. How did you install the drivers for the remote machine, and what version of Windows is running on the remote client?
 

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All of a sudden, The XP computer stopped sharing the printer. I've checked everything including firewalls on both the computer, and the router.
Then I removed the printer drivers, and reinstalled updated drivers. Still a problem sharing the printer. I can't find a problem with the printer or the sharing configuration.
I have two computers that I share the printer through XP computer. The two computers have different operating systems, one has Linux the other is Windows7. I have never had a problem until recently.
 

Answer:Shared Printer problem

Did you find the problem with the printer? It almost sounds like there is a bad microsoft update around again, a few people are having sharing issues.
 

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I have 2 machines, one is a desktop running xp sp3 the other is a laptop running Windows 7. They connect to the internet and with each other through a linksys router. I cannot print remotely from the laptop to the desktop which has a printer attached to it. I can hook the laptop directly to the printer via usb cable and it prints fine so it isn't a driver problem. I have already disabled all firewalls and tried that route, it still doesn't print. I am able to share folders on the XP machine and access them from the Windows 7 laptop. I was able to print to the printer remotely from the laptop prior to upgrading to Windows 7 on the laptop (which is what I am trying to print from), but it can't be a driver issue because I can print directly to the printer when attached by usb to the printer. The router configuration has not changed, the xp machine configuration has not changed. When connected through the network the Windows 7 laptop "sees" the printer and installs it. But when I print it says spooling and then the printed item disappears into the ether when printing to the shared printer through the network. Any thoughts????? Oh, one other thing if this means anything. The printer on the XP machine is set up on USB003, there is no USB001 or USB002 ports that I can select.

Help,

David W. Norman
 

Answer:Shared Printer Problem

This is a procedure that may work for installing network printers when the normal install doesn't work properly.
Select: Control Panel, Printers, Add Printer
Choose Add Local Printer.
Uncheck the box marked :Automatically detect my PnP printer.
Click Next
Select Create a New Port and leave the default in the drop down selection as Local Port.
Click Next
Windows displays a small dialogue box asking a port name.
Key in: \\<computer_name>\<printer_name> See note below
Click OK
Windows will show a list of printer vendors and models. The list looks just like the Windows Add Hardware Dialog. Select your printer manufacturer and printer model from the list. If your specific printer isn't shown, you can click on Have Disk and browse to the folder where you have the unpacked drivers for your printer.

Note:
<computer_name> - Computer name from Control Panel, System status display.
<printer_name> - The actual name of the network printer viewed by browsing to the shared printer on the network.​
 

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We installed a wireless network including our desktop and laptop. We set up home network running Network Setup Wizard on both computers. We are only able to print off of the desktop. We've been at this for hours! Any help?
Thank you.
 

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Yes, another user that can't print wirelessly!

My Canon MP530 is connected via USB to a desktop PC running XP Pro. The printer is set to share, which is confirmed by Network Magic.

My laptop, also XP Pro, connects wirelessly to a 2Wire modem. The Canon printer is shown as shared on the Laptop. The Network Magic troubleshooter reports that "This printer is available for printing from this computer."

Here's what happens when I try to print from WordPad: I get the Print dialog box showing the Canon MP530. But when I click Print, nothing happens. Same with Print Preview in WordPad.

Notepad isn't much better. In that case I get "The handle is invalid."

A test print using the Printers and Faxes folder yields "Test page failed to print."

The Printer Properties PORTS tab shows Canon MP530 on Port USB001, described as "Virtual printer port for USB." If I click on Configure Port, I get "An error occurred during port configuration. The operation is not supported."


Here are some of the things that I have already tried:

- Deleting and re-entering the share doesn't help.

- Windows Firewall off on both machines - no difference

- Anti-Virus off on both machines - no difference


Any suggestions appreciated!
 

Answer:Can't Print to Shared Printer

do you have rights to use the printer?
 

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most of our shared printer & network printer has become unavailable/ offline over our network recently, we done updating our antivirus and run series of scanning to our workstation, we also download OS security updates and patches but still no used....
pls.. help !!!
 

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I have printer on a machine called COMP1 shared as HP.

If i want to connect to that shared printer from another machine called COMP2, do i enter the network printer name as COMP1 so it can connect to the shared printer?

I'm running NT4 on a very small network.

Thanks
All help appreciated
Andy
 

Answer:Connect to shared printer--> HELP!!!

I never ran Native NT systems, just XP based, and of course there is a "Wizard" for adding the Printer.

In your case I expect that there is not.

But when I do a Browse for a new Printer to ADD, I see listings like this...

\\MOLLIE\Epson ActionLaser 1500--Local

"MOLLIE" is the name of my spousal unit's Computer on our Network.

"Epson ActionLaser 1500--Local" is how the Printer on her PC is identified.

The \'s are the required designators for XP. I expect that NT is the same?

So, you need to add a Printer that is:

//COMP1/HP

if what you have specified is accurate.
 

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I have a home network with three machines 2 with 2000 and one with XP.
I cannot access a shared printer (connected to a win2000 machine) from the XP machine unless I am an administrator.
I disabled win xp firewall with no better luck.
I installed the printer drivers in XP as network printer with no problem (as administrator) but when I log in in a regular (non admin) account I cannot see the printer.
The printer is shared to ALL USERS and to NETWORK.
Likewise, I cannot see either any USB devices such as my camera or removeable storage devices. They show up ok as drive letters when I log in as admnistrator.

Hope someone can help.
Thank you
 

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I upgraded my laptop and desktop to Windows 10. Everything OK after re-setting up Homegroup, including file and printer sharing. However, shared printers on desktop suddenly have become invisible to laptop, although shared files are still visible. I deleted the homegroup and set up a new one - same problem, shared printer invisible from laptop, shared files visible. Any ideas how to solve this?

Answer:Disappearing shared printer

System seems OK now. After resetting and setting all the "sharing" options on thge desktop to which the printers are attached, my laptop has finally rediscovered the printers - for no obvious reason.

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Hey folks...here's one for ya! ....

I have a win2k pro machine with a local printer attached to it. I have that printer shared over the network. I also have a laptop running winXP pro on the same network. What I'm trying to do is this: I want to share the printer that's physically attached to the win2k machine, with the winXP machine. Here's the problem though. I can't see the shared printer on the XP machine. I can see the 2k machine on the network, but when I open it up, there's no printer. Does anyone know why it is that I'm able to see the win2k machine on the network, but not the shared printer itself? Thanks for any help guys.
 

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I have a client that has a home office setup that consists of 2 Windows XP Pro x32 desktops, and a Windows 7 x64 laptop. The main printer is connected to one of the XP machines via USB and shared out. I originally had an issue connecting the other PCs to the shared printer, but that's when I remembered I needed the guest account enabled on the host PC. After I did that, I was able to connect the other XP machine to the printer with no issues. The Windows 7 machine is prompting for a username and password when connecting even though it should be using the guest account. Even if I try to sign in using a valid account, it won't accept the credentials.

If anyone has any advice, please share. If you need any more information, please ask and I will answer to the best of my ability. Since this is a client, I am not onsite so I don't have constant access to the computer.

Thanks guys!

~Snake~

Answer:Issue with Shared Printer from XP to W7

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Originally Posted by Snake91839


I have a client that has a home office setup that consists of 2 Windows XP Pro x32 desktops, and a Windows 7 x64 laptop. The main printer is connected to one of the XP machines via USB and shared out. I originally had an issue connecting the other PCs to the shared printer, but that's when I remembered I needed the guest account enabled on the host PC. After I did that, I was able to connect the other XP machine to the printer with no issues. The Windows 7 machine is prompting for a username and password when connecting even though it should be using the guest account. Even if I try to sign in using a valid account, it won't accept the credentials.

If anyone has any advice, please share. If you need any more information, please ask and I will answer to the best of my ability. Since this is a client, I am not onsite so I don't have constant access to the computer.

Thanks guys!

~Snake~




When you're attempting to login, on the prompt, for the username make sure you're doing:

<host_computer_name>\<account_name>

Otherwise it will usually try to use a local account, rather than the account on the networked computer.

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Hi all,I have this little annoyance...I have a printer attached to a workstaion on domain "a" which is shared out & works fine.I have since attempted to connect a PC on domain "b" to this printer, it can see it & sometimes even prints!The problem being that it either takes ages to print or doesn't print at all.Any ideas?Thanks!

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I'm having shared printer issues.

The printer is attached to my computer, shared as "Printer" and under the security tab I have ANONYMOUS LOGON, Everyone and NETWORK all with print allowed. When I add the printer on a machine with no credentials to my PC it wants a user and password.

How do I stop this? I guess I have the same issue with shared folders and files, even if I share to everyone it wants a user and pass?
 

Answer:Shared Printer Issues

If your PC is on Vista, make sure Password Protected Sharing is off in Network/Sharing Center. That's usually what causes the problem.
 

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I am having a problem printing on a home network. The printer (Epson Stylus Color D68 inkjet) is connected by USB to a desktop and is also installed as a shared printer on a laptop. The network is set up and running properly - the laptop can connect to the internet via the desktop and file sharing between the two PCs operates normally. The printer can be seen on both PCs - on the desktop it is set up to share while on the laptop it shows as a shared printer (with the icon underlined in yellow). When I send a print job from the laptop it appears in the print queue on the desktop with status as ?printing? and owner as ?guest? but the job never prints. OS is Windows XP Home SP2.
I have tried the following:-
(1) Reinstalling printer on both machines.
(2) Installing latest Epson driver.
(3) Setting printer to print direct rather than spooling.
(4) Checking that print spooling service is started and set to automatic at startup.
None of the above has made any difference - can anyone help please?

Answer:Shared Printer Problem

Make sure the proper port is configured on the remote computer.

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Having great fun here trying to get an XP Pro machine connected to our new Canon CLC950 running off a Cyclone Colorbus RIP which is running W2K.
Problem is that as soon as the printer is selected (\\clc950\clc950) and press ok, i am presented with a Connect to: dialog and asked for username and password. I have tried the admin password for the cyclone, tried setting up user accounts on the cyclone to match other users on the network, all to no avail. Browsing the network, none of the shares on the CLC950 are available, again it just asks for a username and password, with the same results as trying to install the printer.
Other XP machines on the network have no problem connecting, as dont the Win98 machines.
Any ideas, or further information required that might be useful?
 

Answer:Cant connect to W2K shared printer from XP

Sounds like your not logged onto the network? Are all other network resources available? ie: can you see other pc's on the network etc. Are you logged onto the same domain as the PC sharing the printer??

Ed
 

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we've successfully created a local network with our two pc's but can't seem to share the printer. the printer is directly connected to my pc and works well, it has shared printing selected, but on the other pc there is no sign of it!we've tried searching for it on the second pc but no luck....any suggestions please?(both on XP SP2)

Answer:can't find shared printer on second pc

well we sorted it in the end by looking into the workgroup from the second pc, opening the first pc and looking for the printer...got a warning about the driver needing to be installed, clicked ok, the driver installed and now the printer will share! just wonder why the network wizzard wouldn't pick it up?

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I have a friend who is having trouble accessing a shared printer on her local network.

The printer is connected to one of the desktops and is shared on the network normally. All computers can access the printer, except one.

The computer that can't see the local printer is cabled directly into the LAN. However, at login, it connects to her company's domain. It can not see her local network or the printers on it. The only printers it can access are at her office.

Is there any way to make this computer see the printer on the local network?

thanks
mike
 

Answer:shared printer issue

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HI,


THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH ONE OF THE CLIENT SYSTEM ACER LOADED WINDOWS XP IN WHICH WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE PRINT.

KINDLY SEE THE BELOW ATTACHMENT AND PROVIDE THE SOLUTION.

WITH REGARDS,

KESHAVA.K.

Answer:Problem With The Shared Printer.

Download the driver from HERE and install it.

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I have a printer attached to my W2K machine that is shared out to my home network. A laptop running XP SP2 was always able to print to the shared printer before now cannot print. I have the settings set to save the spool files on the W2K machine that has the printer direct attached so I can see what was printed and reprint if necessary.The problem is that everytime the XP machine prints, the spool shows the print entry and a status of "printed". However it does NOT print. Nor can I restart the print job. The weirdest part is that when I print a test page from the XP machine it works fine and shows a status of "printed". Does anyone have any ideas for me?
TIA
Len
 

Answer:Shared printer problem

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I posted this in the Printing and Faxing newsgroup, but since it is a driver issue I thought it would be alright to post here as well.

Hello all. I would like to thank you in advance for any answers that are given in this thread. I am an MCSE and would consider myself pretty savy overall, but this particular problem (which exists in my home network) has me frustrated.

I have a PC running Vista Ultimate x64. Attached to that PC (via USB) is a HP Photosmart C3180. My wife's is running XP Professional x86. I am trying to allow her to print to the printer attached to my Vista x64 PC.

I install the printer properly and confirm it working on my Vista x64 PC. I then share it out under the name HPC3180. I disable password protected sharing and under the security settings of the printer I give "Anonymous Logon" permission to access the printer.

I know generally I would have to specify the x86 version of the driver under the "Additional Drivers" area in the properties of the printer; but in this case I do not know where to get the .INF files. I can download the drivers for the 32 bit version of XP from HP's site, but they aren't self extracting EXE files so I cannot get the INF file out of them to use.

I even tried setting it up (on XP x86 laptop) as a "Local Printer" with a "Local Port" that points the printer. I then tried to use a variety of older and generic drivers. At worst it refused to print entirely. At best I got some s... Read more

Answer:Shared Printer Driver (x64 to x86)

you might need to check the HP website...my understanding is that networking a HP printer in an environment that includes Vista 64 bit is not supported very well.

I could be wrong though so please check.

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Hi all,

Have setup a bunch of computers with Windows 7 Professional, with all updates from windows update. When my network connection was detected I selected Work Network.

Installed a HP Officejet G85 printer using USB. Windows 7 automatically installed the correct driver for me. And the printer works fine from the computer its attached to.

I then shared the printer by:

Start Devices and Printers > Right clicked on my printer > selected printer properties > clicked sharing tab
Clicked share this printer, and render print jobs on client computers > clicked apply > clicked ok

From another windows 7 computer i try to connect to the shared printer, i've tried using the \\hostname\printer name and \\ip address\printer name but nothing works.

I've tried disabling the firewalls. But that did not fix it either.

I then tried changing the printer server and another computer to home network instead of work network. A homegroup was created and I was issued a homegroup password, when I setup the home network on the 2nd test computer it detected that a homegroup had already been created and I had to enter the password. Now I can connect to the printer.

Is there a way to do with with Work Network setting, and is there any good reason to do it that way ?

Answer:Win 7 can't connect to win 7 shared printer

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We have a small computer running Vista Ultimate (not on SP2) with our printer connected to it via USB. I've shared that printer and the other two Vista Home Premium clients (on SP2) connect to it over our Dlink router via ethernet. Since the SP2 upgrade when trying to print from *anything* the connection from the Vista Home clients basically hangs. Any ideas on how to fix?

Answer:No Shared Printer Connection after SP2

Uninstall drivers for printer,make sure you have the newest version if not update it and reinstall driver again

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Here is the setup:6 iMacs numbered 1 through 67 various Mac laptops2 epson stylus photo 1400 printers named A and BThe printers are attached via usb to iMacs 1 and 3, A is on 1 and B is on 3, both printers are shared and installed on all machines.On iMac 1, 2 and 6 the default is A, on iMac 3, 4 and 5 the default is B. All computers are wireless and running 10.5.8-10.7.This is a photo lab and they use Photoshop Elements 9 for their picture editing. When a student tries to print from 4 to B through the shared connection on 3 the print queue on 4 shows it going through, but on 3 the queue comes up with an error and nothing prints. When a student tries to print from 1 to A (the wired connection) the queue shows "printing" for about 3 minutes and there there is an error. I was able to print a page from a pdf on 3 to B, but could not print from 3 to A.Everything looks ok, but this printing problem is happening in the worst classroom at the worst time. Projects are being finalized and they need to be printed up. Any ideas on why this has suddenly stopped working?I posted this to hardware because I don't think it is a Mac problem.***Just tried pasting a picture into a Word document for printing from 2 to A through 1 and got the same error.***The error looks like /Contents/MacOS/rastertoescpll failed.***More strangeness, just connected a Macbook to B via usb and tried to print, the queue came up as "printer offline". Copied the picture to flash drive, plugged... Read more

Answer:Can not print to shared printer

Still not printing the way it should.Any help is REALLY appreciated.Thanks.

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I have installed a shared printer in my PC(WIN 7). Whenever I logoff or restart my PC the printer shows Offline. Please help me out!!

Answer:Shared Printer goes offline

More information is needed. Is the printer connected to this computer or another one? USB? Is it a Network printer? What printer? Did you install the printer mfg.'s driver on both systems or are you using the default Windows driver?You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I solved a problem which I would like some thoughts on. The reason is because even though I solved the problem, I don't understand why it worked because it was not supposed to work.
I have a wireless home network set up. My desktop computer is my server which I have my printers installed on which I access with my laptop. The problem was that while on my laptop, I couldn't connect to my printers. I could access my files but I couldn't print. It was working fine up until a few days ago. I don't know how many things I tried to get my laptop to connect to my printers but it just would not work. So today I decided to get on my laptop and leave the home group and then join it again. Thinking that by doing that and starting fresh it may work. When I chose to leave the home group, the pop up message warned me that if I did that, I would no longer be able to access my files on the home group which I understood, so I clicked on OK. But before I joined again I wanted to see if I really could access my files. To my surprise, I could actually access them. I was suppressed because this was not supposed to happen. So I then decided to see if I could connect to my printer and I could. My problem was solved. But this was not supposed to happen since I did leave the home group. So you think it that with all the things that I tried to be able to connect to my printer, I inadvertently had joined twice? Then by leaving I didn't exactly leave but instead removed the one I didn't need?

Answer:Connection with shared printer

Sometimes trial and error has its own logic. Maybe the homegroup had some setting that was blocking your printer access. But it's tough to say with no indication of the current state of your network. They say "if it ain't broke don't fix it." So I guess a corollary would be "If you fixed it don't try to figure out how. Just use it."

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Hi,

I have a 2 desktops and a laptop all running Windows 10 Home.

I have a Homegroup that is working and I can see and access the shared folders on each machine.

I can see and connect to the printer on Desktop 2 from the laptop but not Desktop 1's printer. That printer is on and working properly on Desktop 1.

This previously worked fine. I think it stopped working when I updated to the new Windows 10 update yesterday on the laptop and Desktop 1. Desktop 2 has not yet been updated.

I have rebooted both computers and ran the Homegroup Troubleshooter which could not find any problems.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Answer:Can't Connect To Shared Printer

On Desktop 1 I turned off all the homegroup sharing settings, accepted those settings and then turned them all on again, accepted the settings and Desktop 1's printer is now showing up!

Sounds like a bug in win 10. We'll see if it disappears again.

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A couple of computers will not print to the shared printer unless you go to \\<computer name>\<printer name and type in the username and password for that computer. There are other computers that do not have to do this and can print as soon as the computer is booted.

I have a local account on all of the computers with the same name, but the users login under different user names and not the account name that's on each system.

As soon as you authenticate to the computer sharing the printer, then the printer will work fine until a reboot occurs.

Why needs to be done so that the computers with the shared printer installed automatically authenticate as soon as the user logs in?

Answer:Shared printer issue

Are the computers having this issue running XP Home by chance?? If so this happens because XP home does not store network passwords

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Hi,
I have a LAN on which there's a mix of PC's across different Windows OS's.
One one such PC which is using Windows 7, is an Epson LX 350 which I'm wanting to share with another PC using Windows 8.1

The issue being faced is, the LX 350 keeps disappearing from the list of printers, yet it's always available on the Windows 7 PC to which it's connected.

Would really appreciate some help on this, pls.
 

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Hello all. I just recently started setting up a home network, have 3 computers in the same workgroup now. I have cable broadband hooked to a Linksys-N router with 4 computers wired to it.

The computer downstairs has the HP Officejet 5510v all-in-one printer connected to it via USB. Now on my PC here, I can go to add printer--------->network Printer, or printer attatched to another--->browse for a printer-->see the computer under the workgroup--->double click to see the printer attatched to it--->then click ok and I now see the network printer icon in my Printers and faxes folder with the big check mark.

The computer downstairs with the printer is XP-Home, mine is Media Center, but that shouldn't matter anyway. Both PCs have the up to date HP Basic Feature software/drivers installed. They do have one that says No Network support, but I did not D/L that driver.

Now the PC downstairs can print fine, but when I try to do just a test print from my computer I crash. When I try to just print the web page I am looking at to see if it works, it appears to send the job to the printer, it activates, rolls a piece of paper through but it doesn't print out any data, just a blank page.

Now something odd I did notice, is that if I go to print preview for this web page here, the preview is gray, just blank so I figure this is defnitely why the job goes to the printer and it spits out that blank page.

I guess this could be a driver issue? I know printer sharin... Read more

Answer:Shared Printer problem

I'd try uninstalling the driver, then install it like you have the printer locally connected. You willhave to pack the printer down and connect it for the install. After the install and getting the drivers working with a local printer, put the printer back on the original machine. In the properties of the printer on the remote machine, go to the Ports tab. Create a new local port and for the port name, use the full network path to the printer, i.e. \\<computer name>\<printer name>

See if that resolves the issue.
 

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Hello everyone I've got a question concerning a new laptop that I just purchased, I am trying to share my printer with this new laptop and I'm having some trouble I think I am close but no cigar yet!

So this is what I do: I do this when I go to share my printer with my laptop



I do this when I add my printer


I then browse for "Printer2" which is the share name


I then type in "Printer2" in the name box but it doesn't work!


Thinking this might work I type in the actual name of the Hp computer but to no avail it still doesn't work!


It says Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server."

I am truly lost on this one I have a wireless pc and a wireless laptop but not a wireless printer so I'm trying to avoid a print server as I've heard that they are sometimes finicky..................anyone have any ideas?

Peace :cool

James
 

Answer:Shared printer problem

Hi James,

Disable the Firewalls on both PCs, run the Add Printer and Faxes network wizard again and then re-enable the Firewalls once it has found the printer.

Steve
 

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Client uses a HP 1515 series printer/scanner connected to a desktop via USB and shared. The printer does not print from the laptop to the share - it initializes a print job and seems successful but NO page coming from printer.

After lots a trail and error I discovered that the printing from the laptop is successful when there has been a print made from the desktop machine and printing then work for the session until one or both machines restarted.

Both computers runs Windows 10. The problem also happened when both machines were still running Windows 7.

Ideas appreciated.

Answer:Shared printer not printing

Sorta sounds like the printer is going to sleep, and doesn't wake up till you print from the USB connected computer. I have this issue with my Brother Wireless Laser printer, it goes into a deep sleep mode. I haven't found a way to turn mine off yet...still looking. So, you might want to look into sleep settings for your printer.

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I'm trying to print from a Windows 7 notebook to a XP shared printer. I'm able to detect and 'add' the network printer on the notebook. When I try to print, a document shows up in the printer's queue on the notebook but never goes over to the XP PC. This might be related: I can 'detect' the XP PC on the notebook but the XP PC does not detect the notebook.

Mike

Answer:Printing to XP Shared Printer

Are both computers part of the same workgroup? Do you have any security software on the XP computer that may be preventing it from seeing the Windows 7 computer? Have you configured the Windows 7 computer to allow file and printer sharing?

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I am having a problem printing on a home network. The printer (Epson Stylus Color D68 inkjet) is connected by USB to a desktop and is also installed as a shared printer on a laptop. The network is set up and running properly - the laptop can connect to the internet via the desktop and file sharing between the two PCs operates normally. The printer can be seen on both PCs - on the desktop it is set up to share while on the laptop it shows as a shared printer (with the icon underlined in yellow). When I send a print job from the laptop it appears in the print queue on the desktop with status as ?printing? and owner as ?guest? but the job never prints. OS is Windows XP Home SP2.
I have tried the following:-
(1) Reinstalling printer on both machines.
(2) Installing latest Epson driver.
(3) Setting printer to print direct rather than spooling.
(4) Checking that print spooling service is started and set to automatic at startup.
None of the above has made any difference - can anyone help please?

Answer:Shared Printer Problem

can you print okay from the desktop? when the status is 'printing' from the laptop, does it stay that way indefinitely or does it report an error printing at some stage?

when you installed the printer on the laptop you did install it as an network printer?

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