Sharing Printer Between Windows® XP® and Windows® 7
What are the benefits of sharing printer between Windows XP and Windows 7?
Printer is an electronic device which is used to produce printouts. According to the medium for connecting, printers are classified in to two that are wired printer and wireless printer. Printers are again classified according to the technology and they are classified in dot matrix printer, inkjet printer, thermal printer, laser printer etc. Sharing a printer is usually done in home and business network. To use a shared printer, you need to install device driver for printers. You need to install a compatible device driver for your printer otherwise you might fail to take printout. You need to ensure the working of printer driver if you have any troubles with printing. You can share your printer between computers with Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems. You can enable the Sharing option in the Control Panel.
Following are some information about printer sharing, its benefits and tips to share printer:
- Printer sharing
- Tips to share
Sharing a printer is the process of connecting a printer to one or more computers in your local network. You could share your printer with various computers in your home or office. Sharing a printer eliminates the cost of installing printer to each computer in your home or office.
You could get a number of benefits, if you share your printer computers in your home network. If you share your printer in the network, you could make prints from all computers which share your printer. Both Windows XP and Windows 7 Operating Systems support printer sharing.
To share a printer between systems in your home network, you need to configure the Printer options in the Control Panel. You could get a menu when you right-click the printer icon in the Control Panel. From this menu, you need to select the 'Sharing' option. You also need to enable printer sharing option in the Network Card Properties. To connect a printer in the network, you need to set an IP address for your printer. If your network card is malfunctioned, you may fail to share your printer.
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