Share a Printer on Your Network from Vista or XP to Windows 7

The other day we looked at sharing a printer between Windows 7 machines, but you may only have one Windows 7 machine and the printer is connected to a Vista or XP computer. Today we show you how to share a printer from either Vista or XP to Windows 7.

We previously showed you how to share files and printers between Windows 7 and XP. But what if you have a printer connected to an XP or Vista machine in another room, and you want to print to it from Windows 7? This guide will walk you through the process.

Note: In these examples we’re using 32-bit versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP on a basic home network. We are using an HP PSC 1500 printer, but keep in mind every printer is different so finding and installing the correct drivers will vary.

Share a Printer from Vista

To share the printer on a Vista machine click on Start and enter printers into the search box and hit Enter.

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Configure USMSecure for Windows 7

1) Keep your laptop is in WiFi area. Make sure your wireless adapter is on.
2) Right click the WiFi button and choose “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
Diagram 1: Step 2, Open Network and Sharing Center
3) You will see Network and Sharing Center, Please click ” Manage wireless network”.

Diagram 2: Network and Sharing Center ->  Manage wireless network
4) In Manage Wireless network, Click “Add”.
Diagram 3:  Manage wireless network -> Add
5) In Manually Connect to a wireless network , Click “Manually create a network profile”.
Diagram 4:  Manually Connect to a wireless network-> Manually create a network profile
6) In Manually Connect to a wireless network , fill all information as you see below and click “Next’
Diagram 5:  Manually Connect to a wireless network-> Next
7) In Manually Connect to a wireless network, click “Change connection settings”
Diagram 6:  Manually Connect to a wireless network-> Change connection settings
 8) In USMSecure wireless network properties, click “Connection”
Diagram 7:  USMSecure wireless network properties -> Connection
9) Make sure your Security type is “WPA2-Enterprise” and Tick “Remember my credentials”
10) Click ” Settings” to proceed.

Diagram 8:  USMSecure wireless network properties -> Setting

11) Untick ‘Validate server certificate’
12) Click ‘Configure’

 Diagram 9:  Protected EAP Properties -> Configure
18. Untick ‘Automatically use my Windows logon name and password’
19. Click ‘OK’ to all.
 Diagram 10 :  Protected EAP Properties -> Click Ok to all
Back to USMSecure Wireless Network Properties and make sure setting as you see below

Diagram 11: USMSecure Wireless Network -> Advanced Settings
20) Choose “User authentication” in authentication mode. Click “Save credentials” to continue.

Diagram 12: Advance settings -> Save Credentials
21) To enter your credentials, type Student Mail  ( xxxxxx@student.usm.my) as your user name and IC Number/Passport as your password.

Diagram 13: Save credentials

22) Press OK to finish. Wait for wifi to connect automatically if fail repeat all the step.

If it still cannot connect please visit PPKT Wireless Counter at Building D37, Pusat Komputer.

Download manual in pdf :- USMSecure-for-windows-7.pdf

More info on how to setup USMSecure for Android and Nokia Symbian OS.

Offline files in Windows ?

If you’ve ever needed to access important files stored in a shared folder on your network but couldn’t because the network connection was unavailable, then you can understand the need for offline files. Using offline files, you can access files stored in shared network folders even when the network copies are unavailable. You can do this by choosing the network files you want to make available offline, which automatically creates a copy of the network files on your computer. These copies of network files that are stored on your computer are called offline files. Windows will automatically sync your offline files for you and open them whenever the network versions are unavailable.

For instructions on how to use offline files, see Working with network files when you are offline.

You can access network files when you can connect to the computer where the network files are stored
You can access local copies of network files when you can’t connect to the computer where the network files are stored

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Windows 7 SP1 now available for everyone

Microsoft shipped the most important update yet to Windows 7 yesterday–or so you’d conclude from the Redmond, Wash., company’s home-page promotion of this Service Pack 1 patch. Its name would suggest the same; Microsoft ranks Service Packs among its most comprehensive, sweeping fixes, issued only two or three times for an edition of Windows.

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Although the initial dialog in Windows Update suggested this download could run anywhere from 44 to 533.1 megabytes, this machine only needed a 62.5 MB download, or less than a tenth ofsome of Apple’s Mac OS X updates. Windows Update took about 30 minutes to install SP1, after which the computer spent another 24 minutes in a post-reboot “configuring” session. Continue reading

Fix desktop.ini Auto Open in Notepad on Boot Up in Windows

Users who have downloaded and installed Windows 7 Build 7057 may have noticed that a notepad window will automatically open upon every system startup or reboot. The Notepad will open desktop.ini with the following text:

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

Obviously, it’s a ‘bug’ that a desktop.ini file been mistakenly been placed or created on a location where it should not. To fix the desktop.ini auto open on Windows 7 Build 7057 is pretty easy, just by removing and deleting the desktop.ini from the Startup folder, which Windows operating system loads on every boot up.

Fix Windows 7 Build 7057 Notepad Auto Open Desktop.ini on Startup Bug

  1. Open Windows Explorer, then click on Organize -> Folder and Search Options.
  2. Go to View tab.
  3. Under “Hidden files and folders” tree, select Show hidden files, folders and drives.
  4. Uncheck Hide protected operating system files in order to be able to view the hidden desktop.ini file.
  5. Click OK when done.
  6. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder, or alternatively, just typeshell:common startup in Start Search and hit Enter.
  7. Delete desktop.ini file inside the folder.
  8. Navigate toC:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder, or alternatively, just type shell:startup in Start Search and hit Enter.
  9. Delete desktop.ini file inside the folder.
  10. The bug has been fixed, and no Notepad window with desktop.ini will appear on reboot or startup anymore.

Source :- mydigitallife.info &   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330132