Sharing Printer Between Windows® 7 and Windows® Vista®
How to resolve technical glitches rising from sharing a printer between Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System produced by Microsoft Corporation. Windows 7 can compete at some level while still maintaining the look and feel of Windows Vista Operating System. Windows Vista offers a lot of new features including the very beautiful aero interface and the user access control. Windows 7 focused on a lot of changes that meant to improve the user experience compared to Windows Vista. Windows 7 also focused to fix the inefficiency of Windows Vista when it comes to hardware utilization. The common problem for both Windows 7 and Vista Operating Systems is in its inability to run a lot of applications that are running in Windows XP OS.
Following lines explain about the common problems that may arise while sharing a printer between Windows Vista system and Windows 7 system and different ways to fix the issues:
- Sharing printer
- Access denied error
While sharing a printer between Windows 7 and Windows Vista Operating System, we didn’t need to install any different drivers for the printer. Results with printers are going to vary depending on the set up and printer models. Older printers are notorious for having problems with drivers that won’t work with Vista and or Windows 7. As long as the network discovery is enabled on both Windows Vista and Windows 7 machine, sharing documents is actually a fairly simple process.
Access denied error
When you try to print to a shared printer sometimes you may receive an error message like ‘access is denied’. This error can occur when you trying to print from a Windows Vista based computer to a computer running with Windows 7. If the other computer systems on your network can see the Windows 7 computer and its attached printer, can share files with that computer but still encounter an "access is denied" error when trying to print.
To fix the ‘access is denied’ error, first make sure that the Windows 7 computer is properly connected to the home network and set to share printers. Then open the control panel and select the ‘hardware and sound’ tab. From there, click on the printers tab and choose ‘add a printer’ option. In the add printer wizard click add a local printer option. From there, click creates a new port and make sure that local port is selected in the list. In the Port name dialog box, type the computer name and then click the finish button.
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