Can't print to a shared printer on XP Pro PC from a Windows 7 64bit laptop
Posted on 2012-03-21
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?