View Full Version : Need help print sharing from XP (printing from Win98)
11-20-2002, 07:41 PM
I'm trying to share my printer from WinXP with my Win98 computer. When I browse the network (from 98), the printer displays as "Printer2". I setup the printer with the relavant path, but when I print to it, I get a dialog box (at the win98 comp) that tells me the "code number" is invalid.
Anyone point me in the right direction for sharing this printer properly?
11-20-2002, 11:03 PM
hopefully this link will help you out more http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/guidshr2.htm
A big thing that would help us help you better is to know the version of XP that you *do* have. XP Pro or XP Home. XP Home is a pile of crap and can't do jack for sharing over a network. It can do a little, but I don't recommend using XP Home. Personal opinion though.
11-21-2002, 09:04 AM
Using WinXP Pro. Computer trying to print is Win98se
11-24-2002, 11:52 PM
my XP machine is at my apartment so i cant check it now, but under 2k, on the "Printer Sharing" Dialog box, there is a button that says "Additional Drivers". What this means is that when you installed your printer, the only drivers you asked to be installed were the XP drivers. Now if you want to use that same printer on a windows machine you need to have those drivers available on the server(XP) machine.
They will be copied to \\computah\$print , but you dont need that info unless just to check what kind of drivers you have available. You hsould be allowed to copy the 98 drivers to that directory.
HTH, and hope you havent already done that....
11-25-2002, 07:58 PM
That link helped a lot, Thanks spigidygak :cheers:
It turns out that the share name must be only 12 characters without spaces in order for Win98 to see it on the network. The default share "Canon BJC 3000" didn't show up under win98 because of this limitation. Once I renamed the printer, it worked fine. Even better than I thought, as WinXP transfered the calibrations to the Win98 machine. Classy work, MS.
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