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Win 7 Computer can't find USB Printer on Win 8 Dual Boot Installation

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    Win 7 Computer can't find USB Printer on Win 8 Dual Boot Installation

    Two different Win 7 computers on my network can't find the HP1160 USB connected printer on the Win 8 installation of my dual boot configuration. The Win 7 computer has no problem finding and installing the same printer when accessing the Win 7 installation of my dual boot configuration. Its interesting to note that it finds my networked Dell 1320c printer both at its network IP address and as a printer available "through" the Win 8 installation.

    I have tried all the available installation methods: search (of course), browse and selecting the Win 8 computer, providing the computer/printername and finally supplying the Win 8 IP address. The Win 7 computer simply will not recognize the printer attached to the Win 8 installation. All the permissions are turned on for printer sharing as well as file sharing. Turning off the Norton and Windows firewalls doesn't help either.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Here we are in "Hardware and Drivers". The drivers for the printer are no problem as it works well in both Win 8 and Win 7 from the host computer and fine in Win 7 from the network computer. In the same way the hardware communications between the computers works fine Win 7 to Win 7 and with file access to and from Win 8. Could it be a Win 8 bug... ??
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Win 7 Computer can't find USB Printer on Win 8 Dual Boot Installation
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