How to install a Network Printer on Windows XP Mode from Windows & Pro?

I have read several threads on here but can't quite find the answer.

1. I have a desktop running XP which has the HP LaserJet 1020 hooked up.
2. I have a notebook with Windows 7 Pro and the HP is installed as a Network Printer.
3. I have Windows XP Mode.

The reason why I need to a network printer on XP Mode is because I have old programs which I need to print from.

How do I get XP Mode to print to the desktop?

Any help will be very appreciated...
thanks

 

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Last updated October 18, 2019 Views 5,297 Applies to:

Figured it out!

1. Go to XP Mode then "Printers and Faxes" control panel
2. click "Add a Printer" to start the printer-installation wizard
3. select "Local Printer attached to this computer" (and clear the checkbox next to "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play Printer").
4. select one of the TS number ports. (
This brings up a list of ports labeled "TS0001" and higher). 

One of these numbered ports leads to your Windows 7 printer—but you have no way of knowing which one. The only thing to do is choose one of the TS ports, continue with the wizard, install the drivers for your printer when prompted, and then, when you reach the last page of the wizard, click the button that prints a test page. If the test page prints, you've chosen the right TS number. If the test page doesn't print, you chose the wrong number, and you need to go back and repeat the process until you find the one that works. 

 

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Here's how I connect an HP 6310 Officejet in XPM.

 

Much slicker. I followed the instructions above but when I got to add the driver, the HP 6310 a network printer was not listed and I could not find my old HP XP disk to install it.

 

Stayed in XPM, Went to HP.COM (YAY HP) and ran their XP 6310 printer XP install from their site.

 

It found my HP 6310 on my home network, it loaded the drivers and set it up.  When it finished, it said I needed to restart my computer to finish the install.  Not sure I wanted to shutdown my computer, I clicked "restart now" button on the HP software install screen. I did not use Win XP restart button and I was relieved to see that all it did was shutdown virtual PC XPM and then automatically restarted XPM.

When XPM came back up, I went to the Printer/Fax control panel and my HP 6310 printer was listed as my default printer. 

 

It works. I did not finish the XPM add a printer routine.

 

If you have a network printer that has XP install software, try it.  It seemed a lot easier than the TS guess method.

 

Bert

 

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Write a servert path:

 

Use the Add Printer Wizard to install a printer

To connect to a shared printer from the Add Printer Wizard, use one of the following methods:

  • Install a printer on a Microsoft Windows XP-based virtual machine

    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
    2. Double-click Add Printer to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.
    3. Click Local printer, click to clear the Automatically detect and install check box, and then click Next.
    4. Click Create a new port, and then click Local Port in the Port type section.
    5. In the Port Name box, type the path of the printer that you determined in the "Step 2: Determine the type of network printer that is available for use" section. For example, type the following, where is the name of the print server and printer is the name of the printer:
      \\server\printer
    6. Click Next, and then select a Microsoft Windows 2000 or a Microsoft Windows XP driver for the printer.
    7. Click Next, and then follow the instructions to finish the wizard.

 

Worked for me

 

Jon

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worked for me with the first one on top! Thanks!

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This one worked for me, after trying all sorts of other things. My printer was the first TSxxxx on the list. Brilliant!

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