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    W7 will not recognize network printer




    OK, here’s my situation. I have a desktop computer. I have an older Epson printer attached to the parallel port. I also have a USB Canon Pixma IP4000 printer attached to the desktop..


    I have 3 other laptop computers which connect wirelessly. The desktop and 2 of the laptops connect fine to the Epson and the Canon printers. These are all XP.


    But my newest computer is a W7 computer. It recognizes the Epson and works fine with that.


    How do I get it to see and use the Canon printer (I think it used to work with it). When I try and add a printer and specifiy network printers it does not find the Canon. Any suggestions?


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    HomeGroup versus WorkGroup

    I wonder if this might involve a WorkGroup issue. If all computers were Windows 7 machines, it is usually very easy to share printers. However, that is not the case between Windows 7 and Windows XP. If not already tried, how about setting up a WorkGroup (with the same name) for your computers.
    Link below solved similar problem:
    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-...-me-least.html

    Good luck and let us know how you solved your printer problem.

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    According to MS it's not compatible with Windows 7 64-bit (don't know which version you have) http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...n Pixma ip4000
    Last edited by butchcoats; 2011-06-27 at 11:02.

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    On my Canon, I had to load the software first then search for the printer. According to the Canon site there are indeed drivers for Win 7 for this printer. I would suggest downloading the correct drivers for you OS on the Win 7 PC, then try again. There is also a link for the My Printer software package on that same site.
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