Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:33 PM
I have two computers at home, one is running Windows XP and the other is running Windows 98. I recently bought a new printer and I can print from the computer running XP just fine, but the printer driver is not compatible with Windows 98. If I connect my two computers via a wired (ethernet) network and connect the printer to the computer running Windows XP, can I send documents to the network printer from the computer running Windows 98? Or do I still need to install the printer driver on both computers before I can print? I really need to print a bunch of stuff from my old computer (the one running Windows 98). I would put the documents on a diskette or CD and print them from my other computer (the one running XP), but my other computer is a netbook and doesn't have a disk drive or CD drive. I would put the documents on a memory stick but the driver for my memory stick is also not compatible with Windows 98. I would e-mail the documents to myself and print them from my other computer, but they are to large to send via email, even when compressed. If I DID connect my two computers via a network, I could copy the documents from one computer to the other, but I still couldn't print them because they open using an older program that I don't have on my new computer and I don't have the installation disk to install it with. Anyway, I'm just wondering if my idea will my idea work?? If not, what should I do? Any advice is greatly appreciated!!