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File and Printer sharing with desktop win 2000 and xp notebooks

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I have a 1999 Dell Dimension desktop with Windows 2000 Professional. This computer is where I usually attach my printers. I usually use an HP laserjet with what I think is a parallel port. I have two notebook pc's with windows XP. I have managed to allow them to share files. However, I haven't seemed to be able to get my win 2000 model connected to the other computers and I would like them to be able to print through this desktop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have this type of system on my home network; you simply add a network printer on the XP systems and point to the 2K system printer. Also ensure your XP systems firewall settings are set to allow file/printer sharing. Depending on what printer drivers you currently have, there is a possibility of having to update your printer drivers for the XP systems.
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