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printer sharing

By baze ·
hi i have a pc running windows xp home addition which has a HP printer connected to it, my daughter has just got a compaq laptop which runs vista basic we have had wireless broadband installed and both internet connections work fine but i cannot get the laptop to share the main printer , please help as i have tried a lot of things and cannot get it to work, thanks

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by ThumbsUp2 In reply to printer sharing

You share it from the computer it is connected to, not from the laptop.

But, before you can gain access from the laptop, you have to be sure the laptop can "see" the PC on the network. And, if you've been reading this forum for long, you've noticed that Vista and XP don't always play nice together, especially where networks/printers AND XP Home are concerned. So, start first by getting the two computers so they can "see" each other.

Start by using the Network Setup Wizard on each computer.

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