How can you make a shared printer believe its local?


Mar 12, 2012
i have configured new software to my machine, but this hinders it from being able to print via a shared printer. how can i make my computer believe that it has a local printer, whilst it is shared. i cannot make my machine the host computer for the printer for it is positioned in a tricky place. i am using windows xp and my printer is a hp 2055
In explorer, type this in the location bar: \\computer_name where computer_name is the name of the computer that is sharing the printer. You should now see the shared printer. Double click on it and a message will come up asking if it's ok to copy drivers over. Select yes. You should now be able to print to that printer.