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Not able to share the printer between Windows XP and Windows 7.

Original Title: Sharing printer between XP an Win 7

 

ok guys i hope u´ll help me.i got a Samsung CLP-310 printer connected to dektop pc with XP pro...i wanted to share the printer so i can print from my asus notebook with windows 7...i tried everything but it doesnt work..i have no blocked connections in firewall,both pc are in the same workgroup.sharing works.when the printer is connected to notebook i can print from desktop pc...but when i reverse it wont work.i can see the printer,its also marked with the green sign that its ok and status says its ready...but when i want to print something nothing happens...or it says there is a problem with printer settings...any suggestions?

SoňaFoltánová,

 

Try reading...

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP This works both ways.

 

Remember virus programs and firewalls will block communications.

 

 

Rick

 

 

 

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Hi SoňaFoltánová,

 

Refer the following methods:
 

Method 1:

Disable antivirus software

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Disable-antivirus-software

Important Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

 

Method 2:

Unistall and re-install printer

Refer Removing a printer from the following article to Uninstall a printer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Install-a-printer

Install a printer

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Install-a-printer

 

Hope this information helps.

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i also read that and tried it before but it didnt work for me...and now i cant do that again because it says that port \\xpmachine\printer already exist :-/ ...im gonna try to turn antivirus off or reinstall the printer

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