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Old 02-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy xp vista printer sharing

i have a XP desktop with printer and Vista Laptop. I can not get my desktop to allow printer sharing . When I try I get the message

-- "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed."--

I have an HP office jet series J4580 that WAS working at one time with this setup and then stopped. I had reestablished the printer on the Laptop but still can not get printer sharing to work on XP. I also have canon pixma 1500 that cant be seen either.

I just removed all printer files from laptop ..now what??
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:36 AM   #2
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What Service pack do you have?
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Check your "Server" service. Make sure it is started.
Right click on My Computer>Manage>expand Services and Applications>click on Services>Scroll down on the right to find Server>Make sure it is started and set to Auto Start (double-click on it and you can change the startup type).
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:56 AM   #5
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I have been looking for the correct answer for 7 months. Thanks to you I have found it.

I tried all sorts of forums ,My computer guy you name it ..nothing

I knew there had to be one person out there that knew what they were talking about

Thank You so much

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Great glad I was able to help! Let us know if you need anything else.
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