I am having issues sharing the usb printer between Windows XP and Windows 7

Here is a situation I am facing, there is USB printer which works only on a Windows XP machine,

there are other devices in LAN it is a Small Office Home Office environment.

How can this USB printer attached to Windows XP machine be shared so that other laptops or users in Network who have Windows 7 or Linux on their laptops can use this printer.

The printer model number is Canon Laser Shot LBP-1210 http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Printers/Laser/LaserShot_LBP1210/index.asp

print server is not available to me I need to make it work in this situation only.What can I do?

the clients are unable to connect to this.It is not a network or TCP/IP printer

If a from Windows 7 machine some one wants to use this printer so that he can take a print he gets an error while adding the printer to his machine which is a Windows 7 machine (where as the printer is USB printer on Windows XP machine)

Start--->Devices and Printers---> Add Printer---> Find Printer by name or IP address--->Selected a shared printer by name-->\\PC-Name-printer3

and select browse it gives a message Windows can not find a driver for Canon LASER SHOT LBP-1210 on the network what does this mean do I need to install some kind of software at client machine or on the machine where printer is present?


From the following link 

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/printers/Laser/Laser_Shot_LBP1210.aspx?type=download&page=1 I download

choosing language English and OS version Windows 7,

NetSpot Device Installer v3.2.3(r3202) for Windows

Compatibility

Operating system(s): Windows 2008, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Language(s): English

Software

File version: v3.2.3(r32 File Size: 4.5 MB Downloads: n10a1mux_w_nsdi323_r3202.zi


Now this printer driver is not able to help the Windows 7 client machine to be able to connect to USB printer at Windows XP machine.

Did I do some thing wrong?Or I need to download some other driver at Windows 7 machine.



Also a when this printer is directly attached to Windows 7 laptop the windows driver update service after searching for a driver says unable to find driver for this printer.

 

Original title: sharing usb printer on Windows XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit

Hi datatraveler2012,

I would have you post your query in the TechNet Forums as it caters to an audience of IT professionals.

Your query would be better addressed over there.

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I tried posting on your link but it refuses to accept because my question has links and says my account is not verified please post the question on http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/category/w7itpro
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Assuming sharing is properly configured on the XP machine -
Install the printer on the Windows 7 machine using the Windows 7 driver.  You may be able to run this by selecting a temporary port like LPT1: or you may need to temporarily connect the printer by USB.

Then in the printers properties on the Win 7 computer, add a Local Port and set it to the network and printer share name per the syntax below.
\\XPPCNETNAME\PrinterShareName


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Assuming sharing is properly configured on the XP machine -
Install the printer on the Windows 7 machine using the Windows 7 driver.  You may be able to run this by selecting a temporary port like LPT1: or you may need to temporarily connect the printer by USB.


This printer does not have a windows 7 driver.

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Assuming sharing is properly configured on the XP machine -
Install the printer on the Windows 7 machine using the Windows 7 driver.  You may be able to run this by selecting a temporary port like LPT1: or you may need to temporarily connect the printer by USB.


This printer does not have a windows 7 driver.

Then you won't be able to use it from Windows 7.
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Assuming sharing is properly configured on the XP machine -
Install the printer on the Windows 7 machine using the Windows 7 driver.  You may be able to run this by selecting a temporary port like LPT1: or you may need to temporarily connect the printer by USB.


This printer does not have a windows 7 driver.

Then you won't be able to use it from Windows 7.

Thanks for your help I think you are right this printer does not have a driver for Windows 7 64 bit (which is what I am trying to use) I found another thread similar to mine

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/canon-laser-shot-lbp-1210-driver-for-winodows-7/9431fdf2-d7a5-47e2-a528-7cafd8966473?tm=1356781465812

and it seems I have to give up.

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