You have to see the printer in explorer - so you have to log into \\Win10MachineName (with valid credentials)
Add Printer - LOCAL Printer, new Local Port : \\Win10MachineName\sharedPrinter (e.g \\MyComp\HP1005)
If the port is in use, find it in existing Local Ports
Need details,workgroup is different from local account so what exactly are you using & what do you mean by it coming on boot screen every time.It asks for a password when we click on connect printer in xp. When we enter the username(workgroup name) and the password that we use to enter into the laptop, the MS account one, we cannot stop it from coming on the boot screen everytime. Is that fine?
One more thing, we are planning to do networking of this same win 10 machine with another win xp computer. Since the tech guy did all the networking before, so could you please share the steps as in how to do networking between win 10 machine and another win xp computer? We want to share drives to copy, paste stuff. Kindly see that it should not affect the networking done earlier+the new networking should not mess with the printer settings.
What's Ap mode btw? And why is it not present in Win 10?
Now the boot time has increased a lot. In Task Manager>>Startup the boot time is mentioned 5.2 seconds but it takes a lot of time to boot up. Any troubleshooting that we can do? Or any other steps?
You just have to enter IP manually in LAN adapter IPv4 properties. Check it in the currently configured systems, and assign a consequent IP.
That's too complex for me. Can you explain that? Also the guy who installed the wires did not assign any ip to xp and 10 for the printer sharing thing. How to do that?
AP = Access Point. It is a functionality which enables other devices to connect wirelessly via the AP device which usually is any wireless card/router.It's not OS dependent, rather your device which you plugged in, the portable wifi adapter, does not support AP mode as per Connectify.
I don't get it. My friend uses the same software in Windows 7 in a laptop and it works great. Another friend of mine use it in his pc and it works well. So, what exactly is our laptop missing?
Run CCleaner.>>>> Will do.
Disable unnecessary start up programs and services.>>>>> Already disabled few, few days back.
Uninstall unnecessary programs.>>>> Didn't install anything, except firefox, winamp etc. The laptop is having some preinstalled softwares like cyberlink(didn't want that, but don't have a cd burning sofware compatible with 10) etc.
These links might help you:
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows - Windows Help
Solved Sharing files on Windows 10 to Windows XP - Windows 10 Forums
I checked both links yesterday via Google. The thing is that we do not want to share any files, only the printer which will be connected to Win 10 to the pc with Win XP. The pc with 10 is connected via wifi and the pc with xp via lan to the modem. What the tech guy did was, of the little what I remember assign an ip to xp(not sure about this) then set some command //win 10 pc name or win xp pc name in run(win key+r) and voila the pc's were connected and then with your help we are able to share the printer with some link mentioned in the thread.
He must have set IPv4 address from LAN adapter properties. You can do that.
Have a look at this - How to Assign a Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, 10, XP, or Vist
Are you sure 192.168.1.1 is not the IP of router ? Usually, local IPs would start from 192.168.x.y (where y >1, that's not a rule though).
After //, you just have to enter the IP address directly as in //192.168.1.3 .
Yes 192.168.1.1 belongs to the router. Sorry for the wrong info. No ip was assigned to the system with 10. Why doesn't 10 need any ip assigning and is it mandatory for xp to be assigned an ip?
So, after configuring all that you have mentioned and after entering //192.168.1.3 from the system with 10, are we all set?
Who said that win 10 doesn't needn an IP assigning ? Every system needs to be assigned a unique IP.
And no after configuring that you're not set in the way you wanted. Because it does enable file sharing too.
I just answered questions from whatever you said about what you saw your tech guy working on your computer.