Unable to Share a printer

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Muideen

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I was trying 2 share a printer so that it could be used over the network, but to my surprise, the share printer option is disabled, and the "do not share printer" button is selected. I have gone to check window firewalls but I found "File and printer sharing" option selected in the list of programs in Exception tab. And everything there was disabled, i tried to disable windows firewall, but everything on firewall is disabled, and i just cannot make any changes (enablin, disabling firewalls, or even enabling/disabling exception) in it.


i use windows XP.

PLEASE HELP, It is urgent
 

leroys1000

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Go to start/control panel and run the network setup wizard.
Follow the instructions and when prompted,select enable
file and printer sharing.
Finish the wizard.
 
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On the pc the printer is connected to, go to control panel>printers and right click on the printer you wish to share and make sure sharing is enabled.
If you already have a network, go to the other machine and open control panel>printers.
Click on add printer>network printer>browse for printer, windows should find the shared printer then just follow instructions.
You might need the printer cd to load on the second machine, that's it
 
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