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post #11 of 34
Best option would be to connect your printer to your router, preferably wirelessly.

I just had to do this same thing... and yeah, how annoying is it that Windows 7 Homegroup doesn't work with Windows XP? What a crock!

Once I connected printer to the router it was easy peasy.
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post #12 of 34
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^ This too is a simple solution that should resolve any issues.

Let us know if you've got it situated OP!
I did everything necessary in this guide before it was posted here. The thing is,

1) I cannot see the printers when i browse the network in the 'Add printers' window.
2) I ALWAYS have to manually add the address of the printers.
3) They will always ask me for a username and password when adding the printer. I just add in my PCs username. I also specifically put in Win 7 'not to use user accounts and passwords' thingy.
4) Sometimes when i want to print, the document fails to print but i can access the printer settings etc.

In other words, sometimes i can print, sometimes i can't. I have to restart the PCs or/and add the printer again using the method i did above.
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post #13 of 34
On tyhe W7 desktop, right click the printer and then left click printer properties tab.
Check security tab, add group everyone, print permissions
On sharing tab, Give a share name
Render print jobs on client computer is checked
List in the directory is checked

Check on the W7 machine that the "Print Spooler" service is running (hold Win & press R, types services.msc and hit enter). If not right click the service and click properties, under the general tab the startup type should be automatic. Start the service.

Please check these and get back to me.
     
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post #14 of 34
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On tyhe W7 desktop, right click the printer and then left click printer properties tab.
Check security tab, add group everyone, print permissions
On sharing tab, Give a share name
Render print jobs on client computer is checked
List in the directory is checked

Check on the W7 machine that the "Print Spooler" service is running (hold Win & press R, types services.msc and hit enter). If not right click the service and click properties, under the general tab the startup type should be automatic. Start the service.

Please check these and get back to me.
Dude,

It WORKS! Yay! Thanks man! +rep.

When i double checked what you wrote down and my Win 7 settings, everything matches already. Except for the "Security" tab where i have to set all the settings to everyone. Only 1 of the 3 boxes were ticked.

It now works fine, i can see all the printers that are shared on the Win 7 PC. Thanks man!
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Dude,

It WORKS! Yay! Thanks man! +rep.

When i double checked what you wrote down and my Win 7 settings, everything matches already. Except for the "Security" tab where i have to set all the settings to everyone. Only 1 of the 3 boxes were ticked.

It now works fine, i can see all the printers that are shared on the Win 7 PC. Thanks man!
No probs. The list in directory is why it was not discovered.
     
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post #16 of 34
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No probs. The list in directory is why it was not discovered.
Dude, now its not working again. Same thing. When i turn off the PCs then it turns on again, i cannot print and back to square 1, the printers are unrecoverable again. When i browse for printers, i can see the PC which has it, but i cannot see any printers that it is connected to. When i print, it tells me the same thing like 'the document failed to print'.

I can't browse for the printer but i can add the printer in when i type the exact address that it is in. But when i try to print anything, nothing is printed an get the error message in the bottom of the notification area that the document failed to print.

I never had this issue with 32bit vista/xp.

Any other ideas?
Edited by crazydj - 10/20/11 at 5:47am
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post #17 of 34
Can you check if the print spooler service is running on the Win 7 machine?
     
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Can you check if the print spooler service is running on the Win 7 machine?
Yes, i am very sure i have checked this. The one where i go into services.msc and check whether the print spooler service is running right? Yup.

Funny thing though. But this happens sometimes only. When i cannot print or see the Win 7 printer, from my win xp, i need to go to My network places and wait there for about 20 seconds and the folder for Win 7 will appear. After it appears and i can access it, hey presto! I can browse for the printer and/or print stuff. I have to manually wait for the Win 7 folder to appear. This works sometimes only. Sometimes i wait and the folder doesnt appear and i can't see the printer when i browse for it or print.
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If on the XP machine you add a new printer using the wizard, and manually enter the printer share name (\\\\pc\\printer name) in the "connect to this printer" box, what happens?
     
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I ran into this problem a while back. From what I remember (aside from the hours of frustration) was that you likely installed 64-bit drivers, like I did, for your printer. You need to get your hands on the 32-bit drivers so that XP can read them. Then I also recall having to manually put in the printer name (ex. \\\\PC\\printer name). This is how I finally got it to work. I don't have much more info, but it was a pain. Hope this helps. If you get stuck, drop me a line and I'll try to backtrack as best I can.
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