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    If I'm following correctly there is a way to share a printer between a 64 and 32 bit system, if so what is the method?

     

    Thanks Brian.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 7:54 PM

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  • As long as there are printer drivers available for each OS version, you can use Windows File and Printer Sharing to share the printer. OneCare may need to be configured to allow the sharing, though, in some cases. Typically, it is already allowed if your PCs are both connected to the network via a cable through the same router and the network in OneCare is identified as Home or Work. If it doesn't work, then do the following (in addition to sharing the actual printer on the host PC and installing the printer on the "guest" PC by pointing to a network printer and selecting the shared printer):

    Open OneCare on each of the computers.

    Click Change Settings

    On the firewall tab, click configure firewall

    If the network is shown as Public, click Change Location to change it to "Home or Work."

    Click the Advanced Settings button

    Click Network connections tab.

    If there are multiple active connections shown, you may need to disable the extras in your Windows network connections settings. (Network and Sharing Center, manage connections, in Vista; Right click My Network Places and select Properties on the Start menu in XP)

    On the Ports and Protocols tab, add a check mark next to File and Printer Sharing - for subnet and Internet if the first setting alone (after all of the above are verified) does not allow Sharing to work.

    If all of the above fail, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

     

    -steve

     

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 7:07 PM
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