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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?
It sometimes lets me connect which asks me for a username and password, which i just type in ANY username without a password. It would work most of the time but once i turn either PC off, then when i try to print again, i would have to do this process all over again.

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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.
I have installed both 64bit and 32bit drivers in my Win 7 machine. I have 32bit drivers on my XP machine. Other than that, like i described above, when i managed to add the printer through the direct address, asks for username and password, even though i explicitly set in the Win 7 machine not to use any username or passwords. Funny thing is that i could type ANY username and most of the time i could connect to the printer directly, but only 10% of the time, it could print.
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To be honest, this has been played with and settings changed that much that the best option is probably to start from scratch.

Delete the printers on both XP and 7
reboot both computers

Boot Win 7 machine & install printer.
Configure share options as discussed earlier in thread, add XP drivers to printer on Win7 machine
Try connecting to Printer again and attempt printing.

See how you go!
     
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To be honest, this has been played with and settings changed that much that the best option is probably to start from scratch.

Delete the printers on both XP and 7
reboot both computers

Boot Win 7 machine & install printer.
Configure share options as discussed earlier in thread, add XP drivers to printer on Win7 machine
Try connecting to Printer again and attempt printing.

See how you go!
I've done this already a few times. Tried starting from scratch. All doesn't work. Like how i described earlier.

Like just last night, i was able to print wirelessly using the method i describe earlier. Right now,

1) I cannot browse for the printer and see them, but i can see the Win 7 PC in "Browse printers in add printer"
2) In "My network places", i can see the folders shared, but i cannot access the folder shared. It asks me for a username and password, which, like i said earlier, typing in any username will do.
3) Once i done that, i can browse the printer, and print normally. I have to do this everytime either computer is turned off.

The thing is that, why does Win 7 keep asking for the username and password when i stated i don't want any of that in the network settings when i want to connect to it?
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I've done this already a few times. Tried starting from scratch. All doesn't work. Like how i described earlier.

The thing is that, why does Win 7 keep asking for the username and password when i stated i don't want any of that in the network settings when i want to connect to it?
Not sure about that without detailed sharing settngs.

Have you tried installing the printer using a TCP/IP port, basically fooling Win 7 into thinking it is a print server.

Don't have a XP machine handy for any print screens but basically:
Add a new local printer
Create a new port, type = Standard TCP/IP port
Hostname or IP should be \\\\PCNAME\\Printername - keep portname default
Your printer will be discovered and it will attempt to install it.

See how you go! Slowly running out of options though!
     
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Not sure about that without detailed sharing settngs.

Have you tried installing the printer using a TCP/IP port, basically fooling Win 7 into thinking it is a print server.

Don't have a XP machine handy for any print screens but basically:
Add a new local printer
Create a new port, type = Standard TCP/IP port
Hostname or IP should be \\\\PCNAME\\Printername - keep portname default
Your printer will be discovered and it will attempt to install it.

See how you go! Slowly running out of options though!
Yeah, tried this bro. Same thing. Document failed to print. In order to do this, i always have to go into My Network Places-->Click on the Win 7 PC and manually put in ANY username and the document will print.

I think the problems lies here. Why do i always need to enter the username to access the printer or the shared folders. Hmm...
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Yeah, tried this bro. Same thing. Document failed to print. In order to do this, i always have to go into My Network Places-->Click on the Win 7 PC and manually put in ANY username and the document will print.

I think the problems lies here. Why do i always need to enter the username to access the printer or the shared folders. Hmm...
Your definately in the same workgroup?
GIve the group "everyone" permissions to do everything on the printer or...
You should be able to add the XP user account into the permissions on the printer, search for the user in the format "xpcomputer\\user" and give rights to print and manage printers.
     
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Your definately in the same workgroup?
GIve the group "everyone" permissions to do everything on the printer or...
You should be able to add the XP user account into the permissions on the printer, search for the user in the format "xpcomputer\\user" and give rights to print and manage printers.
Okay, i renamed my XP computer to WORKGROUP already, and in Win 7, i can see that my XP PC in in the same workgroup. I can access its files and all that.

But in XP, Win 7 is also in the same workgroup, but if i want to access it, i need to double click on the icon in my network places, put in any username and i will have access to the files and printer and stuff.

Basically, wireless printing works, but i have to do this all the time! Putting in the username.

For the permissions in the Win 7 PC, i put every account i can see there as everyone has the ability to modify, read, change etc. All that.
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For the permissions in the Win 7 PC, i put every account i can see there as everyone has the ability to modify, read, change etc. All that.
Yes, but have you added the XP computer accounts, look at the security tab in the printer properties, when you click add you get 3 boxes, the second one is "from this location" change this to the xp machine and then add the users from the xp computer.
     
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Yes, but have you added the XP computer accounts, look at the security tab in the printer properties, when you click add you get 3 boxes, the second one is "from this location" change this to the xp machine and then add the users from the xp computer.
Sorry for the late reply. Been busy with exams.

Yeah, in the "From this location", i cannot change the name or add or find the xp machine when i click 'locations'. I can only see the Win 7 PC (the pc with the win 7 printer/the one i am using now)
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Sorry for the late reply. Been busy with exams.

Yeah, in the "From this location", i cannot change the name or add or find the xp machine when i click 'locations'. I can only see the Win 7 PC (the pc with the win 7 printer/the one i am using now)
Indicates a problem with the workgroup then..
If you are a memeber of the same workgroup then you should be able to discover the XP computer.
     
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SanDisk Xtreme 240GB Who Cares? Custom Loop Win 7 Ultimate X64 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI HD5970 @ 950MHz & 1250MHz Mem 12GB Corsair Vengeance 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Xtreme 240GB Who Cares? Custom Loop Black Ice GT Stealth 360mm Rad 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice GT Stealth 240mm Rad Laing DDC-1+ Pump EK Waterblocks 10335 EK-Supreme Highflow CPU Bl... EK-FC5970  
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Win 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung Syncmaster 2494 Steelseries 6Gv2 XFX Pro 850W Silver 88%Eff 
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Xigmatek Elysium Steelseries Xai 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R XFX HD 5970 @ 950MHz 12GB Corsair Vengeance 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk Xtreme 240GB Who Cares? Corsair H80 Win 7 Ultimate X64 
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Syncmaster 2494 Steelseries 6Gv2 XFX Pro 850W Silver 88%Eff CoolerMaster CM690 
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I7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R XFX HD 5970 @ 950MHz & 1250MHz Mem 12GB Corsair Vengeance 8-8-8-24 
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SanDisk Xtreme 240GB Who Cares? Custom Loop Win 7 Ultimate X64 
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