Computer name

  Kaacee 12:09 10 May 09
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I am finding it difficult to set up printer sharing with a desktop and laptop both running XP, having gone through the set up wizard it keeps telling me it does not recognise the computer name, having checked with "My Computer" it clearly states what it is however when i do a run and search, it comes back as cannot find ???

can anyone explain why this is please

  birdface 12:46 10 May 09

Maybe download SIW.Under Operating system it gives two names.One my personal name for the computer and the other is. Windows XP personal Service Pack 3 Maybe it is the second one it is looking for.

  mfletch 12:57 10 May 09

Have a look on here as Ive explained how to change the computer name,

click here

  ashleycardwell94 13:37 10 May 09

Are both computers on the same workgroup?
How are you planning to connect both computers?
Wirelessly, Wired, Have you got a print server?

  Kaacee 21:36 10 May 09

ashley.....yes both are on same workgroup, desktop is connected to printer by USB and laptop by wireless

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