How to share printer between 7 and Windows XP computers

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.

How to share printer between 7 and Windows XP computers

Then double click on “Customize your printer”.

How to share printer between XP and Windows 7 computers

In the Properties window, click the Sharing tab and check the box to of share the printer,then type in its share name.

How to share printer between XP and Windows 7 computers

If your XP is 32 bit, you can install Additional Drivers before setting up the XP machine.

How to share printer between 7 and Windows XP computers

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.

How to share printer between 7 and Windows XP computers

Now select as shown below ,then hit Next.

How to share printer between 7 and Windows XP computers

Then,select “Connect to this printer…” and type in the path for the printer connected to the Windows 7 machine and click next.  

How to share printer between 7 and Windows XP computers

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.

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