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11-03-2010 08:54 AM
I have a new laptop that is running Windows 7 and I am trying to access a P1000 printer that is connected to a Windows XP desktop over a wireless network. I added it as a new printer and when I try to print to it I don't get any errors but it also does not print anything. I used to be able to print without any problems from my older laptop which was also running Windows XP.
I have seen the instructions for updating the Windows 7 device driver using Windows Update and the alternate 970C drivers but I do not want to connect the printer directly to the laptop. How can I update the device driver for the printer while accessing it via the wireless network?
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11-04-2010 12:35 PM
Try the following: on the Windows 7 machine go to the Devices and Printers folder, Add a Printer, Local Printer, Create a Port, Local Port, \\Computername\Printername (use the actual share name for the computer and printer), OK, then click on Windows Update and then select HP Deskjet 970cse.
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04-25-2012 09:31 AM
Hi, Yes it works for me too ! I am so grateful !!! Thank You, In have been stuck with XP since Windows 7 came out and now I have a dual boot machine and printer on both O/S !!