Unable to share the printer connected to XP with windows 7, receiving error: windows cannot connect to the printer: operation failed with error 0x000004f1.

Original Title: HP LaserJet 4050 PCL6 printer compatible with Windows 7?

I have a windows xp pro (5.1.2600 SP3) desktop and have a HP LaserJet 4050 PCL6 printer.  The printer works fine connected to the desktop with a parallel port.  I'm trying to share the printer over my home network so that Win 7 (6.1.7601 SP1) laptops can utilize its print functionality.  Please assist.


I first tried adding it with \\hostname\printername which returned this error: windows cannot connect to the printer: operation failed with error 0x000004f1.


Thanks in advance for any help/ assistance!
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Hi,

 

1.     Are both Windows XP, Windows 7 connected in a same work group?

2.     Can you access the shared files of XP computer from Windows 7?

3.     Check if the printer is shared or not?

 

I would suggest you to follow these methods and check.

 

HP LaserJet 4050 PCL6 printer is not compatible with Windows 7. Printer drivers are avilable only for Windows XP computer.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25475&prodNameId=18322&swEnvOID=228&swLang=8&mode=2&swItem=lj-4119-3

 

It is not listed in Windows 7 compatibility center.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?l=en-us&type=Hardware&s=4050%20PCL6

 

I sugegst you to contact HP support for Windows 7 drivers, after you instaall the drivers check with the issue.

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-drivers.html

 

Also see: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-Windows#section_7

 

Hope this helps!

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