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Virtual PC can't find printers

I have a Virtual XP computer set up on my Windows 7 pc.  When I try to add a printer (1 is networked and 1 is local) it doesn't find any.  What needs to be done to add a printer
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You need to look at integration features ;

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial155.html
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But you are sure the network is working from the virtual PC?... check the virtual machine setting and make sure you are at leas on the "Shared networking (NAT)" or better - one with you host network's adapter name.
Can you ping the IP of the networked printer?
By the way - the local printer could not be found from the virtual machine directly - you can use it as a network shared printer \\PC-Name\PrinterName
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Yes I can ping the printer.  When I click "network places" I can see the "f" drive.  How do I check the "Shared network nat"
I found the setting for "Shared network nat" and it is on.
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The #2 solution was the answer.  I added the port and used the CD.

Thanks