Windows 10 remote USB printer, connection problems


I have a strange problem when attempting to add a remote  USB printer (connected to Windows XP machine ) on Windows 10.

Although i already  installed that printer both on Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines, there are two Windows 10 machines that refuse to connect.

More specifically when i try to add the printer as shared printer appears a "Windows Printer Installation" dialog with message "Checking Windows Update. This might take a while.." but finally fails to load the driver. Please let me remind you that the procedure already succeeded on other machines.

Is there any idea about a possible misconfiguration?
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:

Since other Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines are fine, then the XP machine seems fine and we don't need to look at the printer side as well.

Do you have WSUS server in place? where the machines are getting updates from WSUS?. On the affected machine, go to settings>Right click on start menu>>Settings>>Double click 'Update&Security>>Check for updates.

Is it downloading any updates or throwing any error? if it download any updates, install them, reboot the machines, again try the same procedure and make sure there are no pending updates installation.

Again try to connect the printer and see if it works?
Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
both machines are 64 bit ?
Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:

Windows Printer Installation" dialog with message "Checking Windows Update - From which machine this message you are getting? from the Windows XP machine? if so, that machine no longer get the windows update from Microsoft as MS stopped releasing updates for 2003/XP machines.

This could be the reason i can think of, not sure how other machines are working though.
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Why not just install the drivers on the Windows 10 computers and point them to the shared printer? It may be less convenient to do it that way but at least you’d have a working printer connection.
Maybe i was not clear enough.

I have a USB printer installed on a XP machine and i enabled sharing of printer.
  This machine can print without problems.

Subsequently I added that shared printer on some machines.
  a) Windows 7 machines can print without problems.
  b) Windows 10 machines can print without problems.

Finally there are two more machines with Windows 10 installed on them. I tried to repeat the above procedure on these machines and on both machines i had the "Checking windows update.." symptom

Except Windows XP all other machines are 64 bit
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you put this printer on your network?  Works much better and does not depend on XP Print Sharing. You can use a USB Print Server if need be.
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