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Vista connecting to a PC with XP SP1?

  1. #1


    Bryan Foster Guest

    Vista connecting to a PC with XP SP1?

    Not possible? My boss just bought a new PC with vista home basic, they have
    a PC with XP SP 1 and I cannot get the vista PC to connect to the XP
    machine's printer. I know vista does not like connecting to printers on my
    windows 2000 server, any ideas?
    Thanks


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  2. #2


    JP Guest

    Re: Vista connecting to a PC with XP SP1?

    Check the firewall in Vista. You have to explicitly allow file and print sharing.


    "Bryan Foster" <bryan@highlifter.com> wrote in message
    news:0E8F0A6A-79E7-4E30-A656-1AFDA214519B@microsoft.com...
    > Not possible? My boss just bought a new PC with vista home basic, they have a PC with XP SP 1 and
    > I cannot get the vista PC to connect to the XP machine's printer. I know vista does not like
    > connecting to printers on my windows 2000 server, any ideas?
    > Thanks
    >




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  3. #3


    Bryan Foster Guest

    Re: Vista connecting to a PC with XP SP1?

    Did that, I turned on file and print sharing. I didnt think I would need to
    manually need to create a port, any other ideas?
    Thanks

    "JP" <jp@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Check the firewall in Vista. You have to explicitly allow file and print
    > sharing.
    >
    >
    > "Bryan Foster" <bryan@highlifter.com> wrote in message
    > news:0E8F0A6A-79E7-4E30-A656-1AFDA214519B@microsoft.com...
    >> Not possible? My boss just bought a new PC with vista home basic, they
    >> have a PC with XP SP 1 and I cannot get the vista PC to connect to the XP
    >> machine's printer. I know vista does not like connecting to printers on
    >> my windows 2000 server, any ideas?
    >> Thanks
    >>

    >
    >



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  4. #4


    Shane Nokes Guest

    Re: Vista connecting to a PC with XP SP1?

    I would have to say that you don't have a vista compatible driver for that
    printer.

    When you connect to a printer on another PC the Vista PC still has to have a
    driver for it.

    If there's not a compatible driver it simply wont work.

    "Bryan Foster" <bryan@highlifter.com> wrote in message
    news:CCA78C3E-D766-42C3-A699-7484E37E99D4@microsoft.com...
    > Did that, I turned on file and print sharing. I didnt think I would need
    > to manually need to create a port, any other ideas?
    > Thanks
    >
    > "JP" <jp@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eFwrLi4THHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Check the firewall in Vista. You have to explicitly allow file and print
    >> sharing.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bryan Foster" <bryan@highlifter.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0E8F0A6A-79E7-4E30-A656-1AFDA214519B@microsoft.com...
    >>> Not possible? My boss just bought a new PC with vista home basic, they
    >>> have a PC with XP SP 1 and I cannot get the vista PC to connect to the
    >>> XP machine's printer. I know vista does not like connecting to printers
    >>> on my windows 2000 server, any ideas?
    >>> Thanks
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >


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  5. #5


    Diamontina Cocktail Guest

    Re: Vista connecting to a PC with XP SP1?

    Apart from that, I found the upgrade to Vista killed all sorts of things I
    had set on the network including shares. Your printer on XP shows that it is
    shared, possibly but it may not actually be the same on Vista. It may need
    to be shared there.


    "Shane Nokes" <Morpheus_Phreak@nospam.msn.com> wrote in message
    news:0E5B2C12-2D54-47FF-BF9D-838475C91C26@microsoft.com...
    >I would have to say that you don't have a vista compatible driver for that
    >printer.
    >
    > When you connect to a printer on another PC the Vista PC still has to have
    > a driver for it.
    >
    > If there's not a compatible driver it simply wont work.
    >
    > "Bryan Foster" <bryan@highlifter.com> wrote in message
    > news:CCA78C3E-D766-42C3-A699-7484E37E99D4@microsoft.com...
    >> Did that, I turned on file and print sharing. I didnt think I would need
    >> to manually need to create a port, any other ideas?
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> "JP" <jp@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eFwrLi4THHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> Check the firewall in Vista. You have to explicitly allow file and
    >>> print sharing.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Bryan Foster" <bryan@highlifter.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:0E8F0A6A-79E7-4E30-A656-1AFDA214519B@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Not possible? My boss just bought a new PC with vista home basic, they
    >>>> have a PC with XP SP 1 and I cannot get the vista PC to connect to the
    >>>> XP machine's printer. I know vista does not like connecting to printers
    >>>> on my windows 2000 server, any ideas?
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>



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