How to share printers across different Operating systems?

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asked Aug 24, 2014 in 2D Network Printer by Mainning
This 1st computer which I have has XP professional 32 bit installed and the other one I has windows 64 bit installed.
So my problem here is that whenever I connect with a Cord, I can connect good and it shows up in the printer section; but when I try to connect wirelessly it shows in the 'sharing', but never recognizes it and goes to a windows update page. 
I hear that there are some problems with this type of printer sharing, but my question is should I just take it to the shop for proper installation or should I download something, some update on my own? Thanks for all your support.

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answered Sep 7, 2014 by Super_Admin (8,660 points)
Always ensure that you have the latest drivers installed on both of your computers.
Now, for this particular issue, first you must know the XP 32 bit computer name and printer name.
When you have the Computer name and printer name on you, you can then switch to your windows 64bit computer and there GOto - controlpanel - printers - addprinter - add a local printer - then click ‘Create a new port’ - ‘Local Port’  - then click ‘Next’.
This is the port name ----   \\Computer name\printer name
So enter the names and click ok, and you're done.
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