Sharing EPSON LQ Series Dot Matrix Printer between Windows 7 & Windows XP

 

We got the tip from following link and all we do here is to structure the instructions in a better format

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/39605-printer-driver-network-printer.html

1. Open Devices and Printers

image

2. Select add printer near the top menu bar

3. Select add local printer

image

4. Choose Create a new port and local port from drop down arrow Click Next

image

5. In the enter a port name do one of the following

1. \\MachineNameHostingPrinter\Printer’sShareName or

2. \\ipaddressOfMachineHostingPrinter\Printer’sShareName

image

6. In the install printer driver dialog box do one of the following

image

1. In the left panel select your printer manufacturer and in the right panel select your printer model (to use Win7 native drivers) if you’ve already had the Epson attached and installed on the Windows 7 machine, this step should work for you.

2. Select the have disk button and direct the install process to the folder where you have download and extracted the Win 7 drivers for your printer. Unfortunately if Epson doesn’t provide any Windows 7 drivers this step will not work for you.

 

We hope the above instructions relieve some kind of stress for hardware teams!

Regards,

Admin

About these ads

One Response to Sharing EPSON LQ Series Dot Matrix Printer between Windows 7 & Windows XP

  1. Weed says:

    wow! many thanks for this — i’ve spent two days looking for a way of printing from a Windows 7 64-bit machine to a shared Epson LQ-1050 printer hosted on an XP machine — and this worked! it’s great to finally come across a solution based on direct knowledge of the problem :)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 48 other followers

%d bloggers like this: