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