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Loading printer drivers for shared printer

By newcaney ·
Trying to get to a shared printer attached to a Vista CPU via hardwired network from an XP CPU. The printer runs fine on the Vista. I can see the the Vista machine and printer from the XP. When I try to print to it, it wants to load a driver for the XP from the Vista. When I get on the Vista and go to the share tab (under control panel, printers) and add another driver for shared printers it will only accept Vista drivers. We don't have the original printer install disk so I downloaded driver from Epson site but it is zipped and will install automatically if executed. Anyone know where I went wrong and offer a suggestion it would be much appreciated. Frustration level is rising! Thanks, Gary

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Your Vista machine is not a print server

by Kenone In reply to Loading printer drivers f ...

so I have no idea how you would add additional drivers to it. Get the XP driver from Epson load it on the XP unit and point it at the shared printer, should work.

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