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jonco60
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Registered: 14-12-2011

print off a laptop

can u print off a laptop to your main computer printer and do u need to install the printer software
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Re: print off a laptop

Yes  I have done that with a EPSON Stylus DX7400.
My laptop runs vista and my desktop runs XP Smiley
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jonco60
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Re: print off a laptop

Quote from: PeterLoftus
Yes  I have done that with a EPSON Stylus DX7400.
My laptop runs vista and my desktop runs XP Smiley

thanks peter my main printer is a epson c66 and im on windows xp on both computers but how do i print off my laptop do i install my printer software onto my laptop and just press print
Superuser
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Re: print off a laptop

I do this from an XP laptop to an HP PSC 2355 all-in-one physically connected to my Vista desktop. When setting up printing using the wizard on the laptop the HP is defined as a network printer; printer drivers are needed, but I think these were copied (over my LAN) from the printer software installed on my PC.
I think printer sharing needs to be enabled.
David
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Re: print off a laptop

This http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814005 should help you setup the printer to be shared.