can't get xp computer to connect to shared printer on windows 7 x64

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  1. jasyn

    jasyn New Member

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    so i'm having an issue trying to connect to the shared printer on one of my windows 7 x64 machines.

    i've tried setting the network on windows 7 to "work network" instead of "home network" thinking that the workgroup being the same on all systems will do the trick but it doesn't.

    the xp machine doesn't even see the windows 7 computer.

    this is annoyin as hell .. someone help please [​IMG]
     
  2. helpifIcan

    helpifIcan Extraordinary Member

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  3. Trouble

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    Also you may want to try this and see if it helps the issue. On the Win 7 machine
    enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP in the properties of IPv4, under the WINS tab, within the properties of your network interface card.
    type services.msc into the search box and hit enter
    confirm that the following services are started, consider setting the startup type to automatic
    Computer Browser
    Function Discovery Provider Host
    Function Discovery Resource Publication
    Network Connections
    Network List Service
    Network Location Awareness
    Network Store Interface Service
    Server
    SSDP Discovery
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Workstation
    Also double check that the Win7 as well as the XP machine is not running any type of third party firewall (Comodo, ZoneAlarm, etc.) and or third party AntiVirus/Security Suite (Norton/Symantec, McAfee, AVG, etc.) if present consider uninstalling any such program using the control panel applet, followed by the Vendor Specific proprietary removal tool (you can always reinstall them later or consider replacing with MSE.
     

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