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Windows cannot connect to the printer #

Windows Vista workstation had been happily sharing a USB printer with a Windows 7 guest for months. Suddenly the Windows 7 guest started displaying "Windows cannot connect to the printer" error messages. Resolved by going to Devices and Printers > Add a printer > Add a local printer > Create a new Port > Local Port > Next, entering the share path as the port name (e.g., \\computername\printername), and completing the printer wizard.

/windows | Apr 22, 2012


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