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Can't print to a shared printer on XP Pro PC from a Windows 7 64bit laptop

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I have an HP LaserJet 2300 printer connected and shared out on a PC running XP service pack 3-32bit.  The printer is connected to the PC using a parallel cable. Other XP PCs can print fine to this shared printer. I'm finding that this is a very common issue
- I have a new laptop running Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
I am trying to add the shared printer to this laptop. It finds the printer - but comes back with a message stating no driver found
- I tried to go to printers, server properties and add the actual Windows driver for the HP LaserJet 2300. Windows has the driver but I can't seem to make adding the printer see this driver.
- when I go to the HP website there is an option for a universal driver so I tried that save it to a directory and when I tried to reinstall the printer I pointed to this directory and it still says no driver found

How do I add the shared printer that's connected to the XP workstation to allow printing from my Windows 7 laptop?
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by:dipesm
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also make sure you have downloaded windows 7 64bit driver for the printer
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by:Iain MacMillan
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when you run the x64 Universal driver, the wizard should take you through to the point where you say if the printer is local or on network, then you would choose network and then see if it picks up the shared printer on the LAN.  If not you need to choose the XP machine name that has the printer linked, and as long as the wizard can talk to the device, it will complete its install and leave you with a HP Universal Printer device to use on your laptop.

you could manually add the Std TCP/IP port of the XP machine's IP address to your laptop, if you have the regular x64 drivers, just use the Add Network printer wizard.
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by:agieryic
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Sam654:
Your post and links were very helpful. I was able to print successfully. I used this method for two other installations. Thanks
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