Hi got win 7 64 bit on lappy and want to print to hp 940c usb on xp machine. If i plug printer into laptop have no probs printing. If i try to connect wireless via network it trys win update & fails prompting me for driver. Going round in circles with this one. Can it be done? Cheers
Yes, no probs seeing the xp machine, many folders shared. Printer shared (used to work with old xp lappy). And yes, would make new name for wireless printer driver. I can see the printer on the network but just cant connect due to INF file requirement. Grrr, bit of a pain having to take lappy to lads bedroom and shove lead in to print!
Is it because lappy 7 & 64 bit to xp 32 bit? Can this work or am I flogging a dead horse?
It's been a while since I used XP and this may only be present in Vista onwards so - apologies in advance. Have a look in the Printer Properties, under the sharing tab, there should/may be an option to add additional drivers? This allows a PC to download the drivers from the PC the printer is connected to.
I have a Vista PC/Epson Printer which is wired to the router. An XP PC (upstairs) operates via WiFi and this PC downloaded the printer driver from the Vista PC using the Wizard.
An XP laptop which was connected directly once to the printer (therefore has the printer driver) is now used WiFi via the router. To use the printer with the Laptop I go via MY Network Places and OPEN connection to the Vista PC. After that all I have to do is press PRINT and my Epson Printer start to print.
The XP PC (upstairs) produces print(downstairs)in the same way.
The Vista and the Printer must obviously be ON for this to work.