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    I am using DELL AIO 926 Printer. When running 2 XP computers I was able to share the printer. Now, I have to unplug the USB and put it in the computer I am printing from. How can I get it to work wihtout changing the usb locations.

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    You might have to install the printer driver locally on all machines

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    How did you connect the printer to 2 PC's in XP???

    I would think using a multiport USB hub would work. Obviously you would need the proper printer drivers installed in both PCs. In checking the Dell site, it appears the 926 is compatible with Win 7. They do have a download here: http://support.dell.com/support/down...ng=en&TabIndex=
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    On the machine to which the printer is connected, make sure that you are sharing files and printers. To check this, open the Network and Sharing Center (you can usually get to that from the network icon in the far-right side of the taskbar) and click Change Advanced Sharing Settings. (I do hope that you told Win7 that you were running a Home network...)

    Once that is done, on the other computer, go to Devices and Printers and click Add a Printer, and say you want to add a network printer. It should find the printer - select it. If it does not find the printer, click the Printer Was Not Listed link and enter the printer share name (thedialog shows some examples). If you have to enter the share name it is usually easier if you first give the printer a simpler name. For example, my printer was named something like "HP Deskjet D4160", I changed the name to simply "d4160", then the printer share name became \\mydesktopsname\d4160. By the way, the transfer and install of the driver should happen automatically.

    The above assume that both systems are running Windows 7.

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    Thank you all for your replies. Ted, thanks for the driver. Ken I did install locaLLY on both machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Johnson2191 View Post
    The above assume that both systems are running Windows 7.
    It [s]also works[/s] should work if the machine you are trying to network the printer to is running XP.

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