Networking an HP printer with Windows 7 and XP
Posted on 2010-01-05
I have recently bought a Windows 7 computer and have retained an older XP one too.
I have an HP color laserjet 2840 printer which has been connected via USB to the Windows 7 machine and works perfectly.
The XP machine has a wireless connection and both the computers are networked.My problem lies with setting up the printer to print from the XP machine via the network.
On Windows 7 I have set the printer to be shared, however, when it asks for additional files and I select the "x86" option, I cannot find the relevant .INF file, even from the HP driver CD.
On the XP machine, I can browse to the printer, when I click open, it asks for drivers and then tells me it cannot locate the correct one. I have browsed through the printer driver CD and I cannot locate the relevant INF file either.