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Printing to Win98 Printer From XP Pro

By CMHJon ·
I am in the process of addig my XP Pro box to
my network. I need this box to be able to print
to a printer that is shared off a Windows 98SE
box. Each time I try, the add printer wizard on
the XP box stops responding. I am assuming
theremust be some kind of conflict between
XP and 98.

The XP box has the latest XP service pak and
all hot fixes.

HELP!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Printing to Win98 Printer ...

that should work as far as i know...
on XP box:
Start/Run net start spooler <enter>
see if that helps...if it does, make sure the spooler service is set to automatically startup
also, make sure you have an account on the XP box with at least Power User rights...

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Printing to Win98 Printer ...

I have seen this happen a few times, in each prior case the problem was resolved by downloading an XP diver for the printer, install that on the XP box and then map the printer.

I suspect the problem is that with most MS o/ss when you set up a new printer across the network it usually downloads the printer drivers from the pc with the printer, XP recognises that the driver is not compatible and stops. Putting a suitable driver on the xp box then allows it to set up and send the info to the other PC for the printer.

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by zlitocook In reply to Printing to Win98 Printer ...

I just did exactly what you are trying I found the answer on MS site look up KB article 260142 and go to
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/networking/printers
This is how to share your printers with others on your network.

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