Ok here is the situation. Please try and help. and no im not upgrading my windows 98 comp to XP. I have a Windows 98 Computer connected with a HP Photosmart 1100 Printer through a usb connection. I then set up the printer as sharing and a network printer. Here is where the problem lies: I have a notebook and desktop running windows XP. I connected the HP to both as a network printer. The printer only WORKS when the Computer with Windows 98 (The one with the printer attached) is on. How Can I print from my windows xp computers right to the printer on the windows 98 computer, without the windows 98 computer being on. Thank you.