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Editing Printer Preferences from Vista to XP Print Job

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tikuiaku, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. tikuiaku

    tikuiaku Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2008

    I'm facing a bit of a dilemma. I have a network of two computers, one running XP Pro, and the other running Vista Home Premium. I have an HP Photosmart 7150 Series Printer on the XP computer (which is also connected to the modem and the router), and I installed the corresponding Vista driver on the Vista computer. I can now print documents from the Vista computer to the XP printer. However, I cannot edit the printing preferences. Whenever I click the "Properties" button on the Print Window or "Printing Preferences..." in the Printers Window, it waits a few seconds before flashing the preferences window (it just comes up and goes right away before even loading, probably for like a tenth of a second).

    My question is... how can I configure things so that I can change print preferences. Right now, I can't change color/grayscale or print quality, two important features.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You may have to try different version of the drivers. I'd try connecting the printer directly to the Vista machine and installing it and get it running. Then move it to the XP machine and change the port assignment in the properties of the printer on the vista machine. Add a new local port with the full path name of the printer on the XP machine.
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