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Connecting New laptop to desktop printer


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MuddysBro

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i bought a new hp G62 laptop with windows 7 and i would like to connect wirless to my desktop printer that runs xp and it is wired to my wireless router.
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If I read you post correctly you wish to share a printer that is connected to a windows xp desktop to a laptop running windows 7. If so follow this link which will show you how to share you printer in windows xp:

http://www.home-netw...re-printer.html

Once you have your printer shared you go on your laptop and click network -> find the desktop computer and click it -> then click on the shared printer and it will install automatically (hopefully). Also, your win. XP computer will need to be switched on whenever you wish to print. If you need any more help just let me know.

Edited by hendaz, 29 August 2010 - 08:15 AM.

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ivw tried all those steps and when i go into networks on my windows 7 pc it doesnt show the xp pc
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For you to be able to "see" the xp machine you will need to make sure both computers belong to the same workgroup.

For windows xp follow this guide:

http://www.home-netw...puter-name.html

For windows 7 follow this guide:

http://www.7tutorial...group-windows-7

Make sure both computers belong to the same workgroup and then check if you go on your xp machine (network places) you can see your windows 7 laptop.
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