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Network Minolta printer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by barrypatch, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. barrypatch

    barrypatch Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2004
    I have 4 computers in my home office, 3 desktops and a laptop. One has Windows 2000 (wireless), the others have XP (laptop and 1 desktop are wireless, one PC has cable to router). I have a network ready Minolta Color Laser. I installed the software on two of the desktops and can print fine. My main computer has 2000 on it and I can't print from it anymore, this is the PC that I have been printing from.

    I need to change the main PC from 2000 to XP. I will have to post a question on how to do that. I can't figure out why the main desktop won't print to the Minolta any longer. I am trying to search Minolta's help site, but not having much luck. I have the printer hooked to my router and the test prints worked from the other 2 desktops.

    I have tried to set up file sharing between the 2 desktops that have XP and haven't been able to do that either.

    Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong with the printer and how to set up file sharing between the two desktops?


  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Check your printer in the Printer Control Panel and see if it's offline or if there is any errors.

    As for your Windows 2000 to XP, all you need is the Windows XP upgrade disk.
  3. onsite


    Oct 30, 2004
    Yes there is an upgrade path for XP from win 2000, having said that I am not a big fan of doing upgrades. If you can find a reliable computer shop , if it were me, have them back up all your data, wipe the HD and load a clean , fresh install of XP PROF ( not home). You then have to install all your progs, set up email ...etc. If it sounds like too much work , do the upgrade. also if you do the upgrade , you have to make sure you have NO infections, spyware whatever.

    click on network neighborhood, you should see the name of your network you belong to and alll the other workstations, including and especially the work sta your printer is attched to. If you can see the printer, you need to click on start / settings / printers and faxes / then the install a new network printer / let windows find all networked hardware and select. If you do not see anything as in the first sentence or two, you have dropped off the network for some reason. can you still get on the internet ?
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