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shmu

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Hi,
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??
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

chev65

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

shmu

New Member
Power User
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

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