error message 'Add printer. Connect to Printer. Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation failed with error 0x0000007e' ____Any ideas?

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trying to access a lexmark printer installed on xp based computer from a laptop running windows7 via a lan.  Although the network is set up correctly, when I run the Windows printer installation I get an error message 'Add printer.  Connect to Printer.  Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation failed with error 0x0000007e'  I have just upgraded from Vista using Acer's upgrade kit and had problems in that Windows tried to download the drivers from Lexmark - but couldn't. [the same lexmark printer and configuration worked with no problems before the upgrade on this combination of machines running vista and xp].
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I had a similar problem when I tried to connect to a hp printer that was using a Vista driver. Could give this try? Download the Windows 7 driver from Lexmark, install it then try connecting to the printer again.
Andre Da Costa
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MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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stzargazer replied on
install the printer locally, on lpt2

then ad dos prompt enter this redirect command

net use LPT2 \\computername\sharedprintername /persistent:yes

good luck
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