Printer Sharing between xp and Vista

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Gay Lynne Kegan

I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
message. What do I do so I can use my printers?

Gay Lynne
 

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Kim [MS]

Gay Lynne,

I'm sorry you're experiencing this. A few folks in other posts are finding
that by adjusting their firewalls, the problem is solved. If you're running
OneCare, do the following (thanks, Tom!):

Windows Live OneCare ->
Change OneCare Settinge ->
Firewall connection tool ->
Tick relevant options (Network discovery, file and print settings,
etc) ->
OK ->
Advanced Settings ->
Change file sharing from 'Do not share files and printers" ->
OK ->
OK

Please try that and let us know!

K

"Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:

> I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
>
> Gay Lynne
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Gay Lynne Kegan

I am using the firewall on my netgear router. I turned off the windows
firewall.

"Kim [MS]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Gay Lynne,
>
> I'm sorry you're experiencing this. A few folks in other posts are
> finding
> that by adjusting their firewalls, the problem is solved. If you're
> running
> OneCare, do the following (thanks, Tom!):
>
> Windows Live OneCare ->
> Change OneCare Settinge ->
> Firewall connection tool ->
> Tick relevant options (Network discovery, file and print settings,
> etc) ->
> OK ->
> Advanced Settings ->
> Change file sharing from 'Do not share files and printers" ->
> OK ->
> OK
>
> Please try that and let us know!
>
> K
>
> "Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:
>
>> I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer
>> on
>> my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
>> message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
>>
>> Gay Lynne
>>
 

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Kim [MS]

Did that work for you? Let us know.

Thanks!

"Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:

> I am using the firewall on my netgear router. I turned off the windows
> firewall.
>
> "Kim [MS]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Gay Lynne,
> >
> > I'm sorry you're experiencing this. A few folks in other posts are
> > finding
> > that by adjusting their firewalls, the problem is solved. If you're
> > running
> > OneCare, do the following (thanks, Tom!):
> >
> > Windows Live OneCare ->
> > Change OneCare Settinge ->
> > Firewall connection tool ->
> > Tick relevant options (Network discovery, file and print settings,
> > etc) ->
> > OK ->
> > Advanced Settings ->
> > Change file sharing from 'Do not share files and printers" ->
> > OK ->
> > OK
> >
> > Please try that and let us know!
> >
> > K
> >
> > "Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:
> >
> >> I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer
> >> on
> >> my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> >> message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> >>
> >> Gay Lynne
> >>

>
 

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Kerry Brown

Make sure the XP machine has a user account with the same username and
password as you are using on Vista. Another possible problem is drivers. If
Vista doesn't have built in drivers for the printer it tries to load the
drivers from the XP computer. This probably won't work and shows up as
different errors depending on the printer. Sometimes you can get it to work
by installing a local printer that is compatible then changing the port in
the printer properties to the printer share (i.e.
\\computername\printename). What printers are we talking about?

--
Kerry Brown
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
http://www.vistahelp.ca


"Gay Lynne Kegan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
>my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
>message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
>
> Gay Lynne
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Gay Lynne Kegan

It still didn't work. I get an access denied note.


"Kim [MS]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Did that work for you? Let us know.
>
> Thanks!
>
> "Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:
>
>> I am using the firewall on my netgear router. I turned off the windows
>> firewall.
>>
>> "Kim [MS]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > Gay Lynne,
>> >
>> > I'm sorry you're experiencing this. A few folks in other posts are
>> > finding
>> > that by adjusting their firewalls, the problem is solved. If you're
>> > running
>> > OneCare, do the following (thanks, Tom!):
>> >
>> > Windows Live OneCare ->
>> > Change OneCare Settinge ->
>> > Firewall connection tool ->
>> > Tick relevant options (Network discovery, file and print settings,
>> > etc) ->
>> > OK ->
>> > Advanced Settings ->
>> > Change file sharing from 'Do not share files and printers" ->
>> > OK ->
>> > OK
>> >
>> > Please try that and let us know!
>> >
>> > K
>> >
>> > "Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the
>> >> printer
>> >> on
>> >> my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
>> >> message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
>> >>
>> >> Gay Lynne
>> >>

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mgsb

Kerry's suggestion worked for me. I have a Canon MP130 on a XP machine that
had been shared successfully with other XP machines. After upgrading to Vista
on one PC, I got the "Access Denied" message when trying to use the MP130 on
Vista. File sharing worked fine between the two PCs. I did the following:

1. Downloaded Vista drivers for MP130 from Canon
2. Installed the MP130 locally on the Vista PC (which for Canon means having
to plug in the USB cable - ugh).
3. Re-connected MP130 to XP PC
4. On the Vista PC, opened the properties page for the MP130.
5. Select Port tab
6. Choose "Add a port"
7. Choose "Local port" (yes, not obvious, but don't use TCP/IP)
8. Type in the share name: \\xp-pc-name\printer-name
9. Make sure the new port is selected (checked)

Mark

"Kerry Brown" wrote:

> Make sure the XP machine has a user account with the same username and
> password as you are using on Vista. Another possible problem is drivers. If
> Vista doesn't have built in drivers for the printer it tries to load the
> drivers from the XP computer. This probably won't work and shows up as
> different errors depending on the printer. Sometimes you can get it to work
> by installing a local printer that is compatible then changing the port in
> the printer properties to the printer share (i.e.
> \\computername\printename). What printers are we talking about?
>
> --
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> http://www.vistahelp.ca
>
>
> "Gay Lynne Kegan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> >my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> >message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> >
> > Gay Lynne
> >

>
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wdaniels74

I've tried those and have had no success
any other ideas? I've tried on several different networks..at home and
office...it lets me load and then when I try to print anything it says
communication error?
"mgsb" wrote:

> Kerry's suggestion worked for me. I have a Canon MP130 on a XP machine that
> had been shared successfully with other XP machines. After upgrading to Vista
> on one PC, I got the "Access Denied" message when trying to use the MP130 on
> Vista. File sharing worked fine between the two PCs. I did the following:
>
> 1. Downloaded Vista drivers for MP130 from Canon
> 2. Installed the MP130 locally on the Vista PC (which for Canon means having
> to plug in the USB cable - ugh).
> 3. Re-connected MP130 to XP PC
> 4. On the Vista PC, opened the properties page for the MP130.
> 5. Select Port tab
> 6. Choose "Add a port"
> 7. Choose "Local port" (yes, not obvious, but don't use TCP/IP)
> 8. Type in the share name: \\xp-pc-name\printer-name
> 9. Make sure the new port is selected (checked)
>
> Mark
>
> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>
> > Make sure the XP machine has a user account with the same username and
> > password as you are using on Vista. Another possible problem is drivers. If
> > Vista doesn't have built in drivers for the printer it tries to load the
> > drivers from the XP computer. This probably won't work and shows up as
> > different errors depending on the printer. Sometimes you can get it to work
> > by installing a local printer that is compatible then changing the port in
> > the printer properties to the printer share (i.e.
> > \\computername\printename). What printers are we talking about?
> >
> > --
> > Kerry Brown
> > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> > http://www.vistahelp.ca
> >
> >
> > "Gay Lynne Kegan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> > >I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> > >my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> > >message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> > >
> > > Gay Lynne
> > >

> >
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Rich

Kerry's suggestion also worked for me. I have a HP Color LaserJet 2605dn.
The HP tech support solution was to connect the printer directly to the
network instead of my preference of having the printer connected to a PC
(running XP) on the network. I also connected the HP directly to my Vista
system and got a successful installation. I then followed the numbered steps
below to add a port and was able to print across the network to the shared
printer connected to a PC (running XP). One additional step I needed to make
was to ensure the printer was selected for online as opposed to offline
operation.

"mgsb" wrote:

> Kerry's suggestion worked for me. I have a Canon MP130 on a XP machine that
> had been shared successfully with other XP machines. After upgrading to Vista
> on one PC, I got the "Access Denied" message when trying to use the MP130 on
> Vista. File sharing worked fine between the two PCs. I did the following:
>
> 1. Downloaded Vista drivers for MP130 from Canon
> 2. Installed the MP130 locally on the Vista PC (which for Canon means having
> to plug in the USB cable - ugh).
> 3. Re-connected MP130 to XP PC
> 4. On the Vista PC, opened the properties page for the MP130.
> 5. Select Port tab
> 6. Choose "Add a port"
> 7. Choose "Local port" (yes, not obvious, but don't use TCP/IP)
> 8. Type in the share name: \\xp-pc-name\printer-name
> 9. Make sure the new port is selected (checked)
>
> Mark
>
> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>
> > Make sure the XP machine has a user account with the same username and
> > password as you are using on Vista. Another possible problem is drivers. If
> > Vista doesn't have built in drivers for the printer it tries to load the
> > drivers from the XP computer. This probably won't work and shows up as
> > different errors depending on the printer. Sometimes you can get it to work
> > by installing a local printer that is compatible then changing the port in
> > the printer properties to the printer share (i.e.
> > \\computername\printename). What printers are we talking about?
> >
> > --
> > Kerry Brown
> > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> > http://www.vistahelp.ca
> >
> >
> > "Gay Lynne Kegan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> > >I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> > >my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> > >message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> > >
> > > Gay Lynne
> > >

> >
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Sarah

Hi Gay. I had this problem myself and nearly went nuts trying to resolve it.
To install this printer, open the control panel, go to the printers folder,
click add new printer, click add a local printer, click create new port,
leave it at local port, in the enter port name box, type the path to your
printer. (for instance, mine is \\your-9k1ay6x2a2\Printer2) then click ok
and you will have it.

"Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:

> I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
>
> Gay Lynne
>
 

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Skyzoomer

Member
Kerry and mgsb's posts worked for me. I finally got my HP 3390 laser printer on my XP desktop to print via the network from my Vista laptop. I did not have to use downloaded drivers though. I connected the 3390's USB cable to the laptop and when I powered the 3390 on, Vista found new hardware and automatically installed the print driver.

I can finally get a good night's sleep tonight. Thanks folks! :)
Skyzoomer


Kerry's suggestion worked for me. I have a Canon MP130 on a XP machine that
had been shared successfully with other XP machines. After upgrading to Vista
on one PC, I got the "Access Denied" message when trying to use the MP130 on
Vista. File sharing worked fine between the two PCs. I did the following:

1. Downloaded Vista drivers for MP130 from Canon
2. Installed the MP130 locally on the Vista PC (which for Canon means having
to plug in the USB cable - ugh).
3. Re-connected MP130 to XP PC
4. On the Vista PC, opened the properties page for the MP130.
5. Select Port tab
6. Choose "Add a port"
7. Choose "Local port" (yes, not obvious, but don't use TCP/IP)
8. Type in the share name: \\xp-pc-name\printer-name
9. Make sure the new port is selected (checked)

Mark

"Kerry Brown" wrote:

> Make sure the XP machine has a user account with the same username and
> password as you are using on Vista. Another possible problem is drivers. If
> Vista doesn't have built in drivers for the printer it tries to load the
> drivers from the XP computer. This probably won't work and shows up as
> different errors depending on the printer. Sometimes you can get it to work
> by installing a local printer that is compatible then changing the port in
> the printer properties to the printer share (i.e.
> \\computername\printename). What printers are we talking about?
>
> --
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> VistaHelp.ca - Home Page
>
>
> "Gay Lynne Kegan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> >my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> >message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> >
> > Gay Lynne
> >
>
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tims75vette

None of this has worked for me.

I have an XP home Compaq; HP 5MP LaserJet printer; a new HP Laptop with
Vista home premium 32bit.

I tried all of this. When I try to add a port I get "The network path cannot
be found"

I do already have a Lexmark x7675 wireless printer setup that works
wirelessly from both computers.

This sucks!

Please help

"Sarah" wrote:

> Hi Gay. I had this problem myself and nearly went nuts trying to resolve it.
> To install this printer, open the control panel, go to the printers folder,
> click add new printer, click add a local printer, click create new port,
> leave it at local port, in the enter port name box, type the path to your
> printer. (for instance, mine is \\your-9k1ay6x2a2\Printer2) then click ok
> and you will have it.
>
> "Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:
>

> > I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> > my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> > message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> >
> > Gay Lynne
> >
 

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Cari \(MS-MVP\)

Let's start at the beginning. On the XP Home PC. The HP printer is
attached physically to this PC, right? It's shared, right? Does the shared
name have spaces in it.... that's a no-no, change it.... HPPrinter will be
fine, you won't get it mixed up with the Lexmark.

Once it's shared and the name is correct, go to the Vista PC.

Start, Settings, Printers..... Add a Network Printer...... let Vista try and
find it. You shouldn't have to add a port or anything like that, if the
printer is shared out correctly correctly, Vista should find it and add it.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows


"tims75vette" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> None of this has worked for me.
>
> I have an XP home Compaq; HP 5MP LaserJet printer; a new HP Laptop with
> Vista home premium 32bit.
>
> I tried all of this. When I try to add a port I get "The network path
> cannot
> be found"
>
> I do already have a Lexmark x7675 wireless printer setup that works
> wirelessly from both computers.
>
> This sucks!
>
> Please help
>
> "Sarah" wrote:
>

>> Hi Gay. I had this problem myself and nearly went nuts trying to resolve
>> it.
>> To install this printer, open the control panel, go to the printers
>> folder,
>> click add new printer, click add a local printer, click create new port,
>> leave it at local port, in the enter port name box, type the path to your
>> printer. (for instance, mine is \\your-9k1ay6x2a2\Printer2) then click
>> ok
>> and you will have it.
>>
>> "Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:
>>

>> > I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the
>> > printer on
>> > my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
>> > message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
>> >
>> > Gay Lynne
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tims75vette

IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you. Oh so much!!!!! :) It didn't work exactly like you said. I tried
to let Vista find it as a network printer and I still receiver the "Access
denied" message. So I tried the work around by installing it as a local
printer and a new port and I got it to work. Thank you, you saved me the
expense of at least a print server and the other frustrations involved.

You da best.

Tim

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Let's start at the beginning. On the XP Home PC. The HP printer is
> attached physically to this PC, right? It's shared, right? Does the shared
> name have spaces in it.... that's a no-no, change it.... HPPrinter will be
> fine, you won't get it mixed up with the Lexmark.
>
> Once it's shared and the name is correct, go to the Vista PC.
>
> Start, Settings, Printers..... Add a Network Printer...... let Vista try and
> find it. You shouldn't have to add a port or anything like that, if the
> printer is shared out correctly correctly, Vista should find it and add it.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>
>
> "tims75vette" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > None of this has worked for me.
> >
> > I have an XP home Compaq; HP 5MP LaserJet printer; a new HP Laptop with
> > Vista home premium 32bit.
> >
> > I tried all of this. When I try to add a port I get "The network path
> > cannot
> > be found"
> >
> > I do already have a Lexmark x7675 wireless printer setup that works
> > wirelessly from both computers.
> >
> > This sucks!
> >
> > Please help
> >
> > "Sarah" wrote:
> >

> >> Hi Gay. I had this problem myself and nearly went nuts trying to resolve
> >> it.
> >> To install this printer, open the control panel, go to the printers
> >> folder,
> >> click add new printer, click add a local printer, click create new port,
> >> leave it at local port, in the enter port name box, type the path to your
> >> printer. (for instance, mine is \\your-9k1ay6x2a2\Printer2) then click
> >> ok
> >> and you will have it.
> >>
> >> "Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the
> >> > printer on
> >> > my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> >> > message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> >> >
> >> > Gay Lynne
> >> >
>
>
 

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Cari \(MS-MVP\)

Happy Printing!!!


--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows


"tims75vette" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
> Thank you. Oh so much!!!!! :) It didn't work exactly like you said. I
> tried
> to let Vista find it as a network printer and I still receiver the "Access
> denied" message. So I tried the work around by installing it as a local
> printer and a new port and I got it to work. Thank you, you saved me the
> expense of at least a print server and the other frustrations involved.
>
> You da best.
>
> Tim
>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>

>> Let's start at the beginning. On the XP Home PC. The HP printer is
>> attached physically to this PC, right? It's shared, right? Does the
>> shared
>> name have spaces in it.... that's a no-no, change it.... HPPrinter will
>> be
>> fine, you won't get it mixed up with the Lexmark.
>>
>> Once it's shared and the name is correct, go to the Vista PC.
>>
>> Start, Settings, Printers..... Add a Network Printer...... let Vista try
>> and
>> find it. You shouldn't have to add a port or anything like that, if the
>> printer is shared out correctly correctly, Vista should find it and add
>> it.
>> --
>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>
>>
>> "tims75vette" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>> > None of this has worked for me.
>> >
>> > I have an XP home Compaq; HP 5MP LaserJet printer; a new HP Laptop with
>> > Vista home premium 32bit.
>> >
>> > I tried all of this. When I try to add a port I get "The network path
>> > cannot
>> > be found"
>> >
>> > I do already have a Lexmark x7675 wireless printer setup that works
>> > wirelessly from both computers.
>> >
>> > This sucks!
>> >
>> > Please help
>> >
>> > "Sarah" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Gay. I had this problem myself and nearly went nuts trying to
>> >> resolve
>> >> it.
>> >> To install this printer, open the control panel, go to the printers
>> >> folder,
>> >> click add new printer, click add a local printer, click create new
>> >> port,
>> >> leave it at local port, in the enter port name box, type the path to
>> >> your
>> >> printer. (for instance, mine is \\your-9k1ay6x2a2\Printer2) then
>> >> click
>> >> ok
>> >> and you will have it.
>> >>
>> >> "Gay Lynne Kegan" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the
>> >> > printer on
>> >> > my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
>> >> > message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
>> >> >
>> >> > Gay Lynne
>> >> >
>>
>>
 

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desousabuzo

It work for me too. I have a HP920con a xp machine. After brought my new
vista laptop I got problems printing, but now its solved.

thank you

"mgsb" wrote:

> Kerry's suggestion worked for me. I have a Canon MP130 on a XP machine that
> had been shared successfully with other XP machines. After upgrading to Vista
> on one PC, I got the "Access Denied" message when trying to use the MP130 on
> Vista. File sharing worked fine between the two PCs. I did the following:
>
> 1. Downloaded Vista drivers for MP130 from Canon
> 2. Installed the MP130 locally on the Vista PC (which for Canon means having
> to plug in the USB cable - ugh).
> 3. Re-connected MP130 to XP PC
> 4. On the Vista PC, opened the properties page for the MP130.
> 5. Select Port tab
> 6. Choose "Add a port"
> 7. Choose "Local port" (yes, not obvious, but don't use TCP/IP)
> 8. Type in the share name: \\xp-pc-name\printer-name
> 9. Make sure the new port is selected (checked)
>
> Mark
>
> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>

> > Make sure the XP machine has a user account with the same username and
> > password as you are using on Vista. Another possible problem is drivers. If
> > Vista doesn't have built in drivers for the printer it tries to load the
> > drivers from the XP computer. This probably won't work and shows up as
> > different errors depending on the printer. Sometimes you can get it to work
> > by installing a local printer that is compatible then changing the port in
> > the printer properties to the printer share (i.e.
> > \\computername\printename). What printers are we talking about?
> >
> > --
> > Kerry Brown
> > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> > http://www.vistahelp.ca
> >
> >
> > "Gay Lynne Kegan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]

> > >I have a few printers connected to my xp machine. I can see the printer on
> > >my Vista computer but when I go to install it I get an access denied
> > >message. What do I do so I can use my printers?
> > >
> > > Gay Lynne
> > >
> >
> >
 

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