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VMware Fusion - Printing to a Windows Only Printer??


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Is it possible to print from my mac to windows xp using vmware fusion. The catch is the printer is a 'windows only' printer - there are no drivers for mac.

Is there a way to network the window printer to the mac or something else...I've searched everywhere and can't find an answer.

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Yes, it's possible to use your Win only printer from an XP VM. If you already have Fusion, it should be easy enough to test. If you don't have a copy of Fusion or maybe thinking about buying a copy, take a look at the free VirtualBox from Sun Microsystems.
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How do you do it?

I have VMware Fusion 3.1 (running XP) on my macbook running snow leopard. Everything I've tried says I need the mac drivers in order to print from the mac to Fusion/XP. What am I missing? I thought it'd be pretty simple...but I can't seem to figure it out.

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Yes, it's possible to use your Win only printer from an XP VM. If you already have Fusion, it should be easy enough to test.
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