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Can’t Print to XP PC From Vista PC

On Vista PC go to “Control Panel” – “Printers” – “Add printer”.
– Believe or not, click “Add a local printer” (I know you want to add a network printer but that way it doesn’t work).
– Click “Create a new port” – “Local Port” – “Next”
– In the next box you have to enter a port name like this:
\\PC name\Printer name
where “PC name” is the network name of the XP PC or Network Share where you have the printer and “Printer name” is the network name of that printer. Be careful with this names. Check in your XP PC “Control Panel” – “Printers and faxes” – “your printer” – right click – “share” – “share resources name”
– Choose the manufacturer and printer model of the printer you are adding.
– Now the printer will be added and you can print a test page or print something to test it.

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