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Hi, now I know setting up network printing through Windows XP would be the best option but it's not my computer (it's my friends) and he wants third-party software for some odd reason. So what would be the best (free) software to let him print off his desktop computer with a printer attached from another computer in his household.

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You don't need any. Windows has support for it automatically.

There is third-party software available but it doesn't come cheap, something like this is very unlikely to go as freeware.
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Ok I found out why my friend wanted network printing software. Ok he had network printing through Windows XP going, but then he did a security revamp and removed Zone Lab Internet Security Suite and Kaspersky Anti virus. He replaced them with Armor2net firewall and NOD32 anti virus. Now when he goes to install a network printer, his printer or any other doesn't appear on the list. Could he security revamp be affecting this???
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Most firewall software clamps down on local network access until you tell it otherwise. Therefore you need to go into the program and set it up to allow his computer to talk to other computers on the network.
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