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Print from XP to Win98

By HereInOz ·
This could be a simple one but it has got me at the moment.

We have a Win98 machine that has an Epson Stylus 870 Photo printer connected to it on LPT1. We can print to this printer from another Win 98 machine on the network, but we are unable to print to it from an XP machine on the same local network.

The XP machine can access the files on the Win98 machine, but cannot print to the printer. We have installed all the appropriate drivers, and XP finds the network printer in the search, and installs it all OK - it just won't print.

A test print fais with the report that it is unable to start the print job.

I hope someone can assist.

Cheers,
Alan

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Print from XP to Win98

from support.microsoft.com mskb article 314073 (there was more)
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Cannot Send a Print Job to a Windows 98-Based Client
You may not be able to send a print job from Windows XP to a Microsoft Windows 98-based client that is using a password for the printer share. To resolve this issue, run the following command:
net use lpt1 \\computer\printer password /persistent:yes

Replace computer with the computer name of the Windows 98-based computer that is sharing the printer, replace printer with the name of the printer share, and replace password with the password for the printer share.

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by HereInOz In reply to

That did the job - I feel kind of stupid to not think of a password.

Thank you for your assistance.

Alan

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by Gigelul In reply to Print from XP to Win98

-Install the driver local on WinXP on LPT1.
-Add a new local port with name \\PC_Win98_name\Share_Printer_name
-Set the installed printer to use the new port

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by HereInOz In reply to

Sorry, we had done all that. See my answer above. It was a password issue that I didn't even think of.

Thank you for your assistance.

Alan

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