Dec 21, 2012

How can I add a network printer on Windows 7 Pro running in XP mode?

I've been trying to add a network printer in XP mode but keep having problems. There is no problem accessing the local printer in XP mode, but when I try to add the network printer using the Printer Wizard, it doesn't show up. Any ideas what's going wrong?

Figured it out!
1. Go to XP Mode then "Printers and Faxes" control panel
2. click "Add a Printer" to start the printer-installation wizard
3. select "Local Printer attached to this computer" (and clear the checkbox next to "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play Printer").
4. select one of the TS number ports. (This brings up a list of ports labeled "TS0001" and higher). then you also have best option to check steps on this link below http://fixingblog.com/category/printer/hp-printer/

I think XP mode is set to NAT by default, and you need to change that to bridge so it can either obtain an IP from the network DHCP server or you can manually set a static IP on XP mode. Shut down XP mode and switch the XP mode network settings. I think that will take care of it.

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