Vista laptop can't see XP network printer

  cyberphobic 13:45 04 Mar 07

I have a part wired/part wireless network with a network printer attached to one of the desktops which all the machines on the network (2 desktops and 3 laptops)can print to. All machines are on Windows XP Pro. I have recently loaded Vista Ultimate on to my laptop and everything works fine apart from the fact that I can't now get the machine to "add" the network printer or see it at all. I have tried various solutions to this problem but had no success. I 've changed the workgroup from WORKGROUP to MSHOME AND, disabled the firewall, and also enabled the Guest account but still no joy, does anyone have any suggestions please? (Have tried posting this on the Vista forum, but it seems a bit quiet over there!)

  STREETWORK 22:04 04 Mar 07

1. Make sure that the printer is set up for sharing (control panel, printers and faxes, right click the printer and select the sharing tab. Then make sure its set up for sharing)

2. On the other PC again go into control panel, printers and faxes, here you select the 'Add Printer' option on the left of the screen.

3. follow the setup screens and make sure that you select 'a printer connected to another PC'.

4. When finished windows will install the printer

Post Back if not working...

  moorie- 22:17 04 Mar 07

ive replied in the helproom section

  cyberphobic 10:16 10 Mar 07

Please see solution posted in Helproom

  Ruddigore 10:41 11 Mar 07

Interested in the solution but I cannot find where it is posted in Helproom

  moorie- 19:04 11 Mar 07

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