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Anyone have any tips on sharing a printer that's connected to a XP rig to a Vista rig? The pc's are networked on a work group and can share files, but my main (Vista) is not being allowed to connect to/add a printer on the XP. I can navigate to it and check its properties, just no printing or even a test page.

I've installed the print drivers on the Vista rig and still no access. Sharing is enabled.
    
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There's a patch for xp to allow network attached devices be seen on the vista.. struggling to remember what it's called.

Ah this is the thing i'm talking about.. I had probs seeing some xp stuff until I installed this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    
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Are you using a networked printer?
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There's a patch for xp to allow network attached devices be seen on the vista.. struggling to remember what it's called.
It picks up both the computer and printer fine, it just won't allow me to add the printer.

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Are you using a networked printer?
The printer is connected via USB to the XP pc. I'm trying to add the printer on the Vista pc. I hope that's what your asking?
    
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you sure the vista driver is the correct one? Some xp drivers will install on vista with no errors and then just not work.
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I'll have to check that out later but I'm pretty sure it's the right driver. I dl'd it purposefully to try and fix my prob.
    
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