Windows 10: Cannot add printer shared by Windows 10 to Windows XP.

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  1.    07 Sep 2015 #1

    Cannot add printer shared by Windows 10 to Windows XP.


    I cannot add a printer that is connected to a PC with Windows 10 installed. Client OS is Windows XP.

    When I try to open "\\WIN10COMP" and doubleclick on printer name, I get: "Operation could not be completed. Access is denied.".

    When I try to add this printer using master, after entering credentials I get: "The credentials supplied are not sufficient to access this printer. Do you want to specify new credentials?".

    I can browse a shared by Windows 10 folder, create, edit and delete files in that folder, though.

    How can I add that printer?
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  2. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 345
       07 Sep 2015 #2

    How I did mine was uninstalled it restarted computer then went to device manager and it found the printer if you have scan and repair doctor came with your printer just click trouble shoot and he will install it and find the driver and found it on line as I am using wifi took 10 mins would not do it with the disc
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #3

    Printer is working fine on the Windows 10 PC. It's fresh installed.
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 LSTB
       21 Sep 2015 #4

    Any solution?

    Ohforf said: View Post
    Printer is working fine on the Windows 10 PC. It's fresh installed.
    Same here, I can't get it.

    I tried disabling SMB2; connecting by IP and NetBIOS; putting different users; downgrading 128 bits encryption to 40/56 bits; changing the way Windows manages workgroup...

    Have you found any solution? I think it is a bug...
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  5.    21 Sep 2015 #5

    Still no solution.
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       21 Sep 2015 #6

    Due to such problems with printers on a network I replaced mine with an HP Laserjet and an HP Officejet that both connect by cable to my Wireless Router then any computer, whether wired or wireless, that I install the software as Networked can access them. I use the printers with Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X and Linux Mint. Only issue I've had is in getting Linux drivers for the Laserjet as HP doesn't provide them for that model, the Officejet is supported.
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  7. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       21 Sep 2015 #7

    If the printer is Shared and online, the drivers for the XP OS are also on the Windows 10 machine. Windows 10 should display it as a discovered Network Device.

    I have a Brother HL-2280DW that is connected Wireless to my network. Anything we have to do from our iPhones or my wife's iPad, I have a Latronix Print server. The cost for the next step up with the capability to print from iOS, was more than what I got the Lantronix server and the Laser for.
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  8.    14 Jan 2016 #8

    Experiencing problems using Win10 networked printer on network containing older PCs, specifically Win7 and WinXp, in common with so many others. Finally got working on Win7, but not yet on XP.

    Have installed a Win10 pro PC on company network. Shared out folders, after some little difficulty.
    Installed USB connected dot matrix printer; this works on the Win10 PC.
    Shared this printer over network.
    Could not install this printer on existing Win7 or WinXP PCs, receiving 'access denied' message.
    After lots of research, discovered could install on WinXP PC as local printer using a network port, but still could not print to this installed printer.
    Tried very many other suggestions from web posts; none worked.
    By accident, discovered Win10 PC had configured itself as member of homegroup (Network and Sharing Center) as well as having been configured as part of company's WORKGROUP (Control Panel/System).
    Removed from homegroup.
    Win10 networked printer will now install on Win7 PC; can print to this Win10 printer from Win7.

    Still cannot print to this printer from XP, though.

    This info might be of use to someone.

    Take care

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  9.    08 Jun 2016 #9


    I have solved
    I have physically taken the printer and installed it on the xp pc.
    Then I get it back to the windows10 pc.
    I have changed the port on the xp pc from
    local (where local is \\windows10pc\nameoftheprinteronwindows10pc

    Remember to use simple name for the printer on windows 10 (I did not use spaces)

    And it worked
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  10.    08 Jun 2016 #10

    Hi there

    Here's an extract from a reallyold post I made -- Works for W10 too.


    Hi Mods
    Maybe you can make this a sticky -- often comes up and I posted a solution yesterday which works.
    ..............extract from previous post .....
    Hi there
    I've posted on this before but to share Printers attached to XP computers with either X-64 or X-32 versions of W7 is SIMPLE. These instructions are for the Printer attached to the XP machine (but works in reverse as well).

    ("Stand alone" Network printers can be done slightly similarly BTW).

    assume the computers are call XPMACHINE and W7MACHINE.

    1) Ensure Printer on XP machine is shared - assume it's called SHAREDPRINTER.

    2) On the Network Browsing on your W7 machine ensure you can "See" the Printer share.

    Now on the W7 machine do the following (doesn't matter if it's X-86 or x-64).

    3) Control Panel==> add LOCAL (Yes LOCAL) printer. I know it's on a Network but hold your horses -- what we are actually doing is "Poodlefaking" the W7 machine into thinking it's running the printer.

    4) Create NEW port==>Local port


    6) Now W7 will load a driver and you'll be able to print on the XP machine.


    (For a "Network stand alone printer") at 4) chose TCPIP port
    and at 5) enter the IP address.

    If the printer is on the W7 machine and you want to print on the XP machine then do the same instructions on the XP machine --
    port name in this case will be \\W7MACHINE\SHAREDPRINTER


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