No you need to network them. It's easy Switch both computers and printers on. Go into the XP computer Control Panel Networking, Choose Network Wizard Have a Floppy disc ready for when it asks if you want to create a Floppy, You then After it as Set the computer up. take the floppy out and put it in the other computer, Double Click on the file that's on the Floppy disc with all devices still turned on. to share things you right click on them like Drives Folders. It should set the Printers up without right clicking. You have to have the Computer turned on that as the Printer Connected to be able to share it. You do not need to have the Monitor on.