How to get this printer working in Windows 7 over a network?


Here is the setup:


  • Windows XP 32-bit
  • Windows 7 64-bit

The XP machine has a Lexmark printer physically attached. I have installed the x64 drivers for the printer installed in Windows 7. When I try to print to the printer on the Windows 7 machine, it doesn't work - I get an error:

Windows cannot connect to the printer. Error 0x0000000d

I have made sure UDP/TCP ports 135-139 are unblocked on the Windows 7 machine.

asked on Super User Jun 1, 2010 by Nathan Osman • edited Jun 2, 2010 by quack quixote

1 Answer


I find that although installing drivers can fix this type of problem, sometimes actually using the installation disc that came with the hardware works best. I would try to install the drivers from the disc. Load the software on the disc onto each machine on the network (if possible).

answered on Super User Jun 1, 2010 by nicorellius

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