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I am having a problem printing on a home network. The printer is connected by USB to a desktop and is also installed as a network printer on a laptop. The network is set up and running properly - the laptop can connect to the internet via the desktop and file sharing between the two PCs operates normally. The printer can be seen on both PCs - on the desktop it is set up as a shared printer while on the laptop it is a network printer (with the icon underlined in yellow). When I send a print job from the laptop it appears in the print queue on the desktop with status as printing but the job never prints. I have installed and reinstalled the printer on both machines, installed a new driver and tried setting the printer to printing direct rather than spooling but all to no avail. Can anyone help please? OS is Windows XP Home SP2.