how to find a printer name on network

August 4, 2011 at 12:26:53
Specs: Windows XP
We purchased a new printer which is running on a network where one computer is running Windows 7 and the other Windows XP. The printer cable is connected to the Windows 7 computer. The print function works fine on the Windows 7 but doesn't work on Windows XP. Asking me for a "printer name" and I don't know what to put in that option. When I go to printers and faxes I click on each of the options under shared printers and it still asks for "printer name"? Thanks for any help

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August 4, 2011 at 12:42:40
The printer name is the one you chose when you shared it.

Kinda sounds like you have not shared the printer yet on the win7 pc

share name would be in the form of
\\win7pc name\printersharename

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