sharing a printer between a machine running Windows Vista and WindowsXP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by s, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. s

    s Guest

    I want to share a HP Deskjet printer which is locally connected to the
    machine running Windows Vista to another computer running Windows XP
    through the network.

    I do as mentioned on

    At the third step on the link when I click on "Turn on Printer
    Sharing" and click the Apply button, it does not work. It reverts to
    the "Turn Off Printer Sharing"

    I do not have administrator privileges on that machine which I suspect
    could be the reason. Am I understanding correctly?

    Is there any way to do that if you do not have administrative
    privileges on Vista?

    Can someone please clarify?

    s, Sep 23, 2009
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  2. Admin rights will be needed to perform windows shares for directory and
    printer access. You're on the right track, and that looks to be the only

    Additionally - is the printer directly to the network, or is it a USB
    printer that must be shared? If its an IP-based printer directly on the
    network, you could always set it up on the XP box as a local printer,
    and simply create a new TCP/IP port when loading the driver.

    Best Regards,

    Easynews Support Team
    Christopher-John, Sep 23, 2009
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