If you have a home or working network and are running Windows 7 on some computer and have windows XP on other PC(s), You might want to share hardware like a printer between them. This is a simple tutorial on how to share printer between 7 and windows XP Computers.
1，share printer：setup Windows 7 pc
In ordre to share the printer on the Windows 7 machine,you should go into Devices and Printers from the Start menu and double click on the printer icon.
Then double click on “Customize your printer”.
In the Properties window, click the Sharing tab and check the box to of share the printer,then type in its share name.
If your XP is 32 bit, you can install Additional Drivers before setting up the XP machine.
In your XP machine,just open up My Network Places to find the Windows 7 (mysticgeek-pc) shared .
2，share printer：setup Windows XP
In order to set up the shared printer in XP, go into Printers and Faxes from the Start menu and kick off the Add Printer Wizard.
Now select as shown below ,then hit Next.
Then,select “Connect to this printer…” and type in the path for the printer connected to the Windows 7 machine and click next.
Now click Yes to the confirmation message.After this click Finish the printer to install and complete the Wizard
You may need to install the X86XP drivers for the shared printer because the drivers in your windows7 pc is not compatible with XP. When everything is installed open up Printers and Faxes to find the shared printer.