sharing printer attched to x64 Vista machine with x86 XP machine

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Mister Scary

When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I can
see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up under the
PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back when there
were two machines running XP.

I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.

Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?


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MilesAhead

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When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I can
see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up under the
PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back when there
were two machines running XP.

I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.

Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?


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It would be helpful if you gave the printer make and model.
 

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    8 GB
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Rick Rogers

Hi,

Open the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel on the x64 machine.
Ensure that printer sharing is turned on, this will allow it to show through
the firewall.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Mister Scary" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I can
> see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up under the
> PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back when there
> were two machines running XP.
>
> I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.
>
> Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?
>
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> signature database 4998 (20100404) __________
>
> The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
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Mister Scary

"Rich Piehl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On 4/4/2010 12:16 PM, Mister Scary wrote:

>> When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I
>> can see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up
>> under the PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back
>> when there were two machines running XP.
>>
>> I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.
>>
>> Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?
>>
>> __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
>> signature database 4998 (20100404) __________
>>
>> The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
>>
>> http://www.eset.com
>>
>>
>>
>
> The printer won't show up with a standard BROWSE function even if printer
> sharing is on.
>
> You have to manually key the path to the printer on the Vista Machine
> (ex. - \\HOMEPC\Printer2) You must know the exact name assigned to the
> printer by the Vista machine for it to be found by the network.
>
>
When I try this I get a Windows dialog asking for a username and password to
access the x64 machine.
I haven't set a username and password on the x64 machine. Are you sure this
method works with Vista
Home Premium?
It seams like a server functionality.


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Rich Piehl

On 4/5/2010 7:46 PM, Mister Scary wrote:

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

>> On 4/4/2010 12:16 PM, Mister Scary wrote:

>>> When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I
>>> can see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up
>>> under the PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back
>>> when there were two machines running XP.
>>>
>>> I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.
>>>
>>> Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?
>>>
>>> __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
>>> signature database 4998 (20100404) __________
>>>
>>> The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
>>>
>>> http://www.eset.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> The printer won't show up with a standard BROWSE function even if
>> printer sharing is on.
>>
>> You have to manually key the path to the printer on the Vista Machine
>> (ex. - \\HOMEPC\Printer2) You must know the exact name assigned to the
>> printer by the Vista machine for it to be found by the network.
>>
>>
> When I try this I get a Windows dialog asking for a username and
> password to access the x64 machine.
> I haven't set a username and password on the x64 machine. Are you sure
> this method works with Vista
> Home Premium?
> It seams like a server functionality.
>
> __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
> signature database 5002 (20100405) __________
>
> The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
>
> http://www.eset.com
>
>
>

It worked for my Windows Home premium x64 and two XP SP3 machines. I
spent several months trying to figure out the problem, and getting the
login message

Also if you have left your Vista workgroup name as default you will need
to change the workgroup name on the XP machine to "Workgroup" under My
Computer/Properties/network ID.
 

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MilesAhead

Eclectician
Vista Guru
Gold Member
"Rich Piehl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> On 4/4/2010 12:16 PM, Mister Scary wrote:

>> When I browse for a printer on the network I can see the workgroup, I
>> can see the PC with the printer, but I don't see the printer show up
>> under the PC in the Add Printer Wizard dialog. This was easy for me back
>> when there were two machines running XP.
>>
>> I have installed the x86 printer driver on the Vista machine.
>>
>> Would this be easier if I upgraded the Vista machine to Windows 7?
>>
>> __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
>> signature database 4998 (20100404) __________
>>
>> The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
>>
>> ESET - Antivirus Software with Spyware and Malware Protection
>>
>>
>>
>
> The printer won't show up with a standard BROWSE function even if printer
> sharing is on.
>
> You have to manually key the path to the printer on the Vista Machine
> (ex. - \\HOMEPC\Printer2) You must know the exact name assigned to the
> printer by the Vista machine for it to be found by the network.
>
>
When I try this I get a Windows dialog asking for a username and password to
access the x64 machine.
I haven't set a username and password on the x64 machine. Are you sure this
method works with Vista
Home Premium?
It seams like a server functionality.


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The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

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Are you running Vista pre SP1 by any chance? If so, you may need to use the work-around of creating a virtual port on the Vista PC. Create a virtual port for LPT1 on the Vista PC and set it to the name of the shared printer (e.g. \\machinename\printer)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9515y
    CPU
    Phenom X4 9850
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Some Radeon Cheapie with 512 MB Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CRT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    750 GB SATA 3G
    2 SIIG Superspeed docks w/WD Caviar Black Sata II or III
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