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Windows7 access to printer shared with XP?

I have an eeebox running with XP 24/7 with an attached printer (Canon IP5300) installed as shared. We have a few other laptops and PC, all with vista, that can access and print on the shared printer without problem.

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Guest [Entry]

"Attempt to use solution of
nik.

Please try on your VISTA machine:
Control Panel -> Printers -> Add a printer -> Add a local printer ->
Create a new port: Local Port ->
Enter a port name: \Your_XP_machine\Shared_Printer [REPLACE W/ YOUR INFO]
Pick appropriate driver from list provided by Vista [Lexmark 4800]

Its wery useful but unintuitive trick."