How to share printer on Vista with Win 7?

By jasrhine ·
I would like to share a printer connected to Vista with Win 7. Vista is Ethernet, Win 7 is wireless.

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how to share printer between vista and window 7

by kevin_parker In reply to How to share printer on V ...

sorry i misread - if you have Vista, then homegroup can't really help you.
OK, i assume you know that when you share your printer (without homegroup) you need permissions for it to be printed from another PC.

on Windows 7, check this.. start menu | devices and printers | right click on printer icon | printer properties | select the "security" tab

make sure "everyone" is listed there, if not, click add, type in "everyone" (no quotes) and hit OK, then hit OK again.

next, go to control panel | network and internet
| network and sharing center | on the left side, look for "change advanced sharing settings"

under "home or work" which should be your current profile (if not, fix that), and ensure that network discovery is on, file and printer sharing is on, scroll down to the 2nd last entry, and turn OFF password protected sharing.

note that this will allow ANYONE on your home network to print to your windows 7 connected printer.

ok, now see if the Vista machine can print.

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Plagiarism ALERT!!!

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to share printer betw ...

Lifted straight from this site - including the apology, which doesn't read properly when posted here!!

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sucks when

by .Martin. In reply to Plagiarism ALERT!!!

they don't even read their own post...

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