Windows 98 printer shares & vista Printer shares work only until the computers are turned off

Windows 98 printer shares & vista Printer shares work only until the computers are turned off

Post by Ben Myer » Sun, 13 Sep 2009 10:58:23



I suspect that Windows 98 and Vista are too many generations apart to
hope for any coordination between them.

I find sharing anything on an older Windows computer with Vista be a
real pain in the ass, and somewhat unpredictable. To share a printer in
an earlier environment with Vista, first make sure they are both in the
same workgroup, MSHOME, WORKGROUP, YOURGROUP, or whatever. Then set up
the printer under Windows 98 as shared. Beyond that it gets dicey, as
you've seen. The easiest way with Vista is to Add New Printer, "search"
for printers, then enter in the name of the Win98 and the printer share
name if and when the Vista computer does not find any printers. The
format is something like: \\win98computer\Deskjet812C . If that does
not work, I do not know what to say. Vista was not bron right... Ben Myers
 
 
 

1. Printer sharing security -- File and Printer Sharing turned on

2. YO Bubbator Printing to Vista Shared Printer from windows 98 NOT in our lifetime!!!!!!!!!!

I have read hundreds of messages about this issue.

How is it NOBODY KNOWS HOW TO DO THIS? Amazing!!!!!

Open the firewall
Add printer sharing to the network
Enable the Guest account
Share the printer
Add guest on the security tab
install the printer on the win 98 computer
browsing to find the printer on the vista comp
after successfully install the printer: attempt to print a test page

And of course then: printer is no longer available

This is just plain stupid.

At best an oversight. Most probably another example of abandonement.
Something Apple is very good at, and famous for. And MS keeps working at.
Coming soon to a store near you Apple-Microsoft.Inc.

For me the SOLUTION is: connect the printer to the XP computer so the
grandchildrens' windows 98 computers can use the printer. (The Learning
Company games do not work on XP so we continue to use 98.)

And lots of other VT annoyances I recommend to not install Office 2007 if
you want to get any work done this year.

If you do, watch out for the new default non-compatible file formats. Nicht
Gut!

I am an early adopter because I have some in-a-hurry clients who are already
calling for me to FIX-IT.

So it goes....

3. vista & xp on 2 computers, 1 printer- can they share the printer?

4. Printing to Windows 98 shared printer slow from Windows XP Ser

5. Printing to Windows 98 shared printer slow from Windows XP Service Pack 2

6. Windows XP can't print to Windows 98 shared printer

7. Printing to Windows 98 shared printer slow from Windows XP Service

8. Sharing Printers between Windows XP and Windows 98

9. Printing to Windows 98 shared printer slow from Windows XP Service Pack 2

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13. Win 98 to Vista printer sharing

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