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#1 chucky2

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 07:50 PM

I am running XP and I'm using a cannon pixma150 printer with no problem....I now have in addition a laptop with windows 7....I set up a network for both computers but cannot get the printer to work from my new laptop...I realise that win 7 is 64 bit and XP is 32 bit...Tried downloading drivers with no avail...please help

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:18 PM

Is the printer local or network (wireless or Ethernet)

WIndows 7 should detect the printer and install the appropriated drivers to print.

Edit: These are the drivers for 64 bit OS http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp150#DriversAndSoftware

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:44 PM

Can your laptop see the computer with XP through the network? Have you configured the printer so that it is shared?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:36 PM

The laptop sees the network OK and both computers are set "workgroup"...also the homegroup is set up for sharing on both computers....printer works OK with the XP (original) but will not work with the laptop...all the boxes are checked for homegroup settings (share libraries and printers)

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:55 PM

Some more information....the latest is when a print page is sent from my laptop it knocks the printer offline and has to be reset.....another question ...when seeting up the wireless printer on the laptop....I have 2 options....add a local printer or add a network wireless or bluetooth printer...I have tried both with same result

thanks in advance

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:59 PM

ooops ...please forget my last post...I thought it had knocked the printer off line but when I tried a print job with my XP desktop it worked OK without having to reset the printer

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

I forgot to mention it's a wireless network from the laptop...everything seems to be installed OK...both computers have the same workgroup name etc.It shows the work network has been set up OK...

my only concern is the ports...in the desktop computer hard wired to the printer with XP it shows ..USB- virtual Printer port....this works fine

On the wireless laptop it shows.... "workgroup" port with the name of the printer... when I print something it shows its printing but nothing is happening at the printer...should any of the other ports be checked in the little box alongside the ports name???

as you can see I'm a novice...thanks in advance

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:16 AM

I'm a little lost in the information, so let's take one step at a time.

The laptop sees the network OK and both computers are set "workgroup"...also the homegroup is set up for sharing on both computers....printer works OK with the XP (original) but will not work with the laptop...all the boxes are checked for homegroup settings (share libraries and printers)

When you say your laptop sees the network OK, does did mean that the laptop is able to see the desktop computer? And access the shared folders and such?

Also, unless both are Windows 7, you should not use "homegroup" on the Windows 7 computer or else the XP computer will not really detect it. Though, if you don't care about the XP desktop acessing the Windows 7 laptop, then it doesn't matter.

Possible solution: This is assuming your laptop can see both the XP computer and its printer just fine. On your Windows 7 Laptop, go to "Control Panel" -> "Devices and Printers", and right-click the printer you want and click "Set as default printer".




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