Sharing MS 7 printer with XP

I followed the directions on the howtogeek web link, and the now the print jobs show up in the print queue on the 7 machine, but just give me an "error printing" message.

Thoughts?
mportigalAsked:
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Do you have the correct drivers installed for Windows XP?
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TauranceCommented:
Are both OS's 32 bit windows? As well see if you can restart the job on the XP machine.
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mportigalAuthor Commented:
W7 machine is x64, XP machine is x86 (if that helps). Can't restart the machine.

The x86 print driver is showing up on the system information in W7 as an unknown device that is working properly...
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TauranceCommented:
Are you installing the 64 bit print driver on the w7 machine?
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mportigalAuthor Commented:
As for the driver, I picked up the right driver off of the HP site and put it in a shared folder as suggested in the geek site. After I installed the printer on the xp machine, the 7 machine said I had an incorrect driver installed, and so it directed me to the correct driver, which I then installed. So I think I am covered on the driver side.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Well do you have the additional driver setup within the additional drivers on the Windows 7.
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mportigalAuthor Commented:
I have a gotomeeting session 929-189-202 running if you want to inspect the setup...
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mportigalAuthor Commented:
I see the gotomeeting suggestion was unpopular! Yes, I have set up the driver within the additional drivers on w7
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David_IngledewCommented:
I would keep the W7 box with just a 64bit driver, from Windows if it's signed.

The workstations then need to use their relevant driver from their own OS, but ensure both are the same PCL release.

The spool file is created from the sumbission workstation so the actual driver versions then shouldn't matter.

Also, check the share name is under 8 characters with no spaces, and that the firewall settings will allow printing. If you're not sure on these you could temporarily turn off the firewall for the trusted connections and test.
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mportigalAuthor Commented:
I got it working over the weekend. I installed a virtual XP machine, installed the second networking device (the ethernet controller), and attached the W7 printer to the virtual xp machine. Now the print shariing works, and I also installed my old scanner on the virtual xp machine as it doesn't have a w7 driver.

Thanks for all your comments.
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