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share printer with windows7 machine

  1. #1

    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro

    share printer with windows7 machine

    I am running windows8 pro 32 bit, with a Xerox workcentre 3119 laser printer attached to it, by usb. It prints fine. But... I have a homegroup with a windows7 home premium 64 bit machine on it.
    I did a clean reinstall on the windows7 pc, and now I can't print to the Xerox from the windows7 pc.
    I tried removing and reinstalling the printer on the windows7 pc,
    I tried reinstalling the driver for the printer on my windows8 pc,
    I tried removing all the computers from the homegroup and recreating the homegroup,
    I tried removing the printer from the windows7 pc and changing the name of "workgroup" and then reinstalling the printer on the windows7 pc.
    but I still can print from the windows7 pc. Hum.
    Any ideas??

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  2. #2

    Did you turn on Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing options in the Advanced Networking settings on the Windows 7 machine?

    Do you have any type of third party anti virus software installed on these machines?

    You should also try going to Windows update on the Win 7 machine, it will usually install the drivers for your networked printer automatically.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro

    thanks for the good ideas but still no go.
    the sharing options were on,
    I tried disenabling avast antivirus on both machines (for firewall I use windows firewall, and I never mess around with the settings)
    the windows updates didn't do it either.
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