02-08-2010 12:02 PM
Hi, Have a small network with a Deskjet 3845 networked between 2 PC's and 2 laptops. Upgraded the Main PC to Win 7 (where the printer is connected) and can print. However, now none of the other 3 PC's running XP can see the printer. File sharing is working between all 4 computers so I guess this is some sort of printer driver problem. I have accessed the printer and checked sharing on the Win7 PC and all appears fine there. Is this not a supported configuration?
06-23-2011 02:23 PM
This the exact same problem that I am having and my Google searches have found a number of other people reporting the same problem but nobody has posted any solutions that have worked for me.
06-24-2011 10:54 AM
Try the following: On the XP machine go to the 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 chose the Deskjet 3845 (or perhaps Deskjet 3800 series) driver.
Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Windows Expert - Consumer, HP Expert
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