I have just bought a new laptop running Windows 7 Professional (32 bit) and have installed XP in a virtual machine to cope with the odd applications which won't run in Win7. One application which will only run in the virtual machine is Jaws PDF Converter - which installs a pseudo printer driver and, when you 'print' with it, a PDF file is produced. I would like to be able to share this 'printer' so that I can print to it from Win7 applications, but I haven't yet succeeded in doing so. I can go into the printer setup menu on the virtual machine and can tell it to share the printer, but I still can't see the 'printer' from the Win7 side. Does anyone know whether this is possible and, if so, how to do it? If I can avoid it, I don't want to have to install all the applications from which I may want to 'print' to PDF files on the virtual machine. [The same would probably apply if I had a *real* printer whose driver only worked in XP, and if I wanted to print to it from Win7.] Another thing which seems odd to me - but perhaps it's to be expected - is that although the Win7 system and the virtual machine share the same physical network card, they've somehow acquired different IP addresses which are not even in the same subnet. This seems to result in a strange combination of what is and isn't visible to what when I try to ping the physical and virtual machines from each other and from other computers in my network. Anyone know what to expect here? I would welcome comments from anyone who has managed to suss this virtual machine business, and whose experience is more extensive than my two days' worth.  I've been agreeably surprised with what *will* run in Win7 - including a number of old applications originally written for Win9x! -- Cheers, Roger _______ Please reply to Newsgroup. Whilst email address is valid, it is seldom checked.