Parallels on MAC, Windows XP, cannot print or find my printer.

I have tried about everything I know to connect the Parallels VM to my printer used on the Mac side of my laptop. Am not able to locate it or find the path... PLEASE, ANYONE, PLEASE HELP!!!

Thank you!!!!!

 

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 1,137 Applies to:
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Hi,

Are you unable to see the printer on both the machines?

Follow these steps to add a printer:
a. First install all printer drivers and software.
b. Open Control Panel and click on add printer.
The Wizard will open.
c. Select Local Printer attached to this computer.
d. Select "Create a new Port" and select Standard TCP/IP Port.
e. Welcome to Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard opens.
f. Add Port: Type in IP address and type printer name and click next.
g. Additional Port Information Required: Device Type: Custom. Click next and then click Finish.
h. Install Printer Software screen should come up. Select your printer driver.
i. Enter the name of the printer.

Also, refer these links:
http://download.parallels.com/desktop/v4/docs/en/Parallels_Desktop_Users_Guide/23545.htm

http://kb.parallels.com/4886

How to setup printing from Windows guest OS using Parallels Desktop Parallel Port (Default Printer):
http://kb.parallels.com/5036

How to share a printer between virtual machine and Mac OS X?
http://kb.parallels.com/5783


Regards,
Afzal Taher-Microsoft Support.
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