Problem with sharing printer between Windows 7 & and Windows Xp

I have a HP 1150 laser printer that is connected to my Windows 7 (Home Premium 64bit) computer by USB. I want to share it with another pc running Xp Pro (SP3), but can't find a suitable printer driver. I have read the thread about sharing printers, and have carried out most of the steps.

My problem is that although I can see the printer from the xp machine, it requires a suitable driver. I had previously installed the HP drivers and the printer works fine by direct USB connection to the XP machine, but it appears I need an appropriate driver installed on the W7 machine as well - and I can't seem to find one that works.


Any ideas what to do ?


Hi AMLucas,

Do you get any particular error message?

You will have to download the right drivers from the HP Support website for your printer and check if that helps.

If you have HP LaserJet 1150 Printer then download the drivers for the right version of Windows installed on the computer from the following link:

Download drivers and software for HP LaserJet 1150

Also have a look at the following link for more information:

Share a printer

Share Your Printer Over a Home Network Using Windows XP

Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Sharing with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and other operating systems

Hope this helps. Let us know if you need further assistance.

Thanks and Regards,
Santosh Y – Microsoft Support

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 2,408 Applies to: