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Need Help Setting Up Xp Laptop To Vista Computer


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#1 jack_batch

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:47 PM

Hello
I have a vista desktop system with a lynksis router. trying to have the desktop see the laptop so I can print going thru network and desktop system. Seems like this should be easy to set up but haveing issues connecting the two. Any help would be appreciated. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:22 AM

I had problems when I tried to do this also. For starters make sure both computers are in the same workgroup. Then right click on the printer or file on the desktop you wish to share and click on the "sharing" tab and make sure the user account on the laptop is listed as an owner or user. Vista should prompt you to activate file sharing once you do this.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the help. I have all that done but when searching for printer from laptop it has no printers listed with desktop???

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:53 PM

I have done this at home and it works so I know we can help you. OK, make sure your laptop can connect to the desktop via My Network Places or via IP. Once you have done that then check to make sure the printer is on and working with your desktop machine. Then try connect to the printer via your laptop and let us know how you went. I may have another idea but see how that goes first.
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:05 PM

With a lot of renaming and trying to set up network from both laptop and desktop. I started to see the printer under the desktop in the correct workgroup. I also loaded Network magic for a 7 day trial. We will see how it goes. THANKS for the help. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:29 AM

Glad to hear that thanks for posting back and letting us know.




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