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    Printing to a Vista Shared Printer from XP

    Hi all,

    At home, i have a desktop that runs Vista Home Premium and a laptop from work that runs XP Pro.

    I installed a Lexmark z735 printer on the Vista Machine, downloaded the most recent drivers from the web and it works perfectly ok. I would also like to print to this printer from the XP Laptop too. So i shared the printer and tried to install it as a network printer on the XP Laptop. It picked it up in the list, and installed without any errors. Now, when i go to print from the laptop the job would be sent, i could see it in the print queues on both machines but nothing comes out of the printer.

    After a bit of net searching, someone suggested that the problem was permissions of the \system32\spool folder, so i changed that to everyone having full control. That didnt work.

    Somebody mentioned the Print Processor, so i changed that from LEMF to RAW and it worked... once. I rebooted the machine to make sure everything was ok and now it doesnt work again.

    Now when i print from the XP laptop, the job just sits in the queue and doesnt go anywhere.

    I get Event ID 6161 in the event log but after reading the Microsoft article, i get nowhere.

    Does anyone have any ideas, or have you managed to do this yourself??

    Cheers

    James

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