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Sharing a printer

I had the following situation - A computer with XP and a computer with Vista.  Both connected to an home network.   The XP box has a HP Laserjet 4000 N (an older printer) connection to a USB port.  it uses a parallel to USB cable,   I had shared the printer so that the Vista box could see it and use it.    I remember it was a struggle to get this to work, issues with the drivers, sharing, etc.    

Now, I replaced the XP box with a Windows 8 box.  The Vista box can no longer see the printer.  I shared it on the Windows 8 box, but when I try to add a printer on the Vista box, it does not see it.  How can I fix this?
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I assume the Win 8 box is x64. Is the Vista box x86?
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The HP400N is a network printer. Remove the USB cable, put it on your network and install the correct drivers in each Operating System. Getting Vista to share with Windows 8 will take some effort and networking the printer is just much easier.

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400N or 4000 N?  I have a 4000 N.  This is my brother in laws setup. So you are saying the the 4000N has an ethernet port?
My post had a type (sorry) and I meant 4000N. Yes, it should have an Ethernet Port (Network Card). Check and see if it does. It may have come "Network Ready" but the N normally specifies Ethernet.

If not, a USB Print Server will be much easier than trying to match and share very different drivers.

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thanks