How do I make my printer on Windows 7 share with my Apple computer?

Hello,
I am having a problem with my shared printer from my Windows 7 machine to my Macbook Pro.
When I attempt to add the printer, nothing shows up, and I have no idea what to do to make it work. Any suggestions?
I got it to share to my Windows XP machine, but not my Mac PC's.
Thanks!
 

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Last updated April 5, 2019 Views 267,222 Applies to:
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Hello ericdabomb48,

 

A KB article has been published that gives great steps to set up the Windows Printer for sharing and then connect to it from the MAC. Try this, it worked great for me.

 

How to print to a Windows printer from a MAC

 

Hope this helps

 

LD.

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On the Windows 7 PC
1. In Windows 7 Control Panel
2. Select "Programs and Features" pane
3. Click "Turn Windows Features on or off"
4. Turn on the LPD protocol.
5. Ensure printer(s) are shared

On the Mac
1. Start Applications/Utilities/Printer Setup Utility
2. Hold down the "Option" key and click the "More Printers" button
3. From the top menu select "Advanced"
4. From the "Device:" field select "LPD/LPR Host or Printer"
5. In the "Device URL:" lpd://PCName/PrinterShareName
6. Click the "Add" button

Additional resources
http://macs.about.com/od/macwindows/ss/printsharevista.htm

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