Solved: shared printer can not be set as default on one computer

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I install a printer on windows 7 desktop and shared it so my laptop can print to the printer, but when i tried to install it on my laptop i get the error message "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."
The printer is in fact installed and it is possible to print a test print, just not set the default printer.i can not set it as default either even after changing the printer from USB to TCP/IP
 
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Please run this forum's system info utility & post the results in your next reply.
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Your profile refers to a computer running XP.

What is the default printer?

Are you logged in as a member of the Admin Group?

Do you have file & printer sharing enabled?

When did the problem begin?

How is the printer connected to the network?

Please provide the brand, model & model # of the printer & your computer.

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the printer is HP laserjet Pro M1530 MFP, these are new pcs all running windows 7. first the printer was connect via usb, it did not work, then i changed it TCP/IP which also did not work and now it is back on USB. print and file sharing is on
 
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Thanks.

Please answer the rest of the questions.

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Please answer the other questions, which you did not answer, above. Then those below, too.

And the system info, too.

Thanks.

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Did you install the printer following HP's instructions, or use other steps? If so, how?

Is the printer available, even though not as the default printer?

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Yes i followed HP's instruction to install the printer on the desktop running windows 7 and everything works fine on the desktop. the printer is default on the desktop. the issue is with the laptop, the printer is available to print but i can not set is as a default printer, but i am able to print from the laptop just that i have to select the printer before. the printer is shared on the desktop
 

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I created and new profile on the laptop and it worked. but how do i duplicate the profile? i want to know if the next time i am faced with this problem i will try that option.
 
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