Windows 10: Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

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  1. iamjim Win User

    Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.


    I HATE modern networking with every fiber of my being. Once upon a time, networking was simple. To support huge corporate networks Microsoft has made it into a nightmare for home users.

    Since I've upgraded from 8.1 to 10 my wife's win7 computer can no longer use the printer on my computer. I've run down every rabbit hole I found on Google to no avail. You are my last hope. How do I fix it so she can use my printer???

    NOTE: for what it's worth I can use the printer on her computer.

    :)
     
    iamjim, Jul 7, 2016
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    Sorry should have added that scanning on my win7 computer using same network and printer/scanners continue to work ok, so assume its a win 10 specific problem rather than printer/network?
     
    captnkirkp, Jul 7, 2016
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  3. WIN 10 share printer / home group

    I have 3 computers Main running Win 10 (NOW) was win7 before

    I want to share a printer other computer is running win7 and cannot be changed.

    Win 10 won't let me create home group. Printer properties are checked for sharing.

    but a document from the win7 computer wont print HELP
     
    LeoLeparski, Jul 7, 2016
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  4. RWOne Win User

    Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

    Is the printer network capable? Make/Model Requested.

    Sharing is so 90's <.
     
    RWOne, Jul 7, 2016
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  5. iamjim Win User
    I don't know what network capable means, but everything was working before I upgraded to win10

    My networking is done using a Comcast Modem/Router if that helps
     
    iamjim, Jul 7, 2016
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  6. RWOne Win User
    Make / Model.

    Network capable - Has an Ethernet port / wifi. Can be placed on the local network as a stand alone network printer - thus making sharing it unnecessary and undesirable.
     
    RWOne, Jul 7, 2016
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  7. iamjim Win User
    No it the printer is not network capable.
     
    iamjim, Jul 7, 2016
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  8. RWOne Win User

    Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

    Start with basics, on your system re-share it out to everyone, no password, etc.

    On an aside, printer sharing is not modern networking (by a longshot).

    if you had a network capable printer, you install the SW on both machines, and both have access, no need for the computer it is attached to to be on for the other to have access, and less headaches than sharing.

    Review and follow these steps:

    How To Share A USB Printer Over Your Network In Windows 10
     
    RWOne, Jul 7, 2016
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  9. iamjim Win User
    I don't know what that means

    If it's what it sounds like I would love to do that
     
    iamjim, Jul 7, 2016
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  10. RWOne Win User
    I see copy 1 in your sharing for the listed printer, likely you have two of them listed in printers.

    Turn off all sharing and reboot. Uninstall all instances of the printer, then reboot, allow 10 to discover the printer and install a driver, if it does not, then grab a driver from the Canon website for your make and model and install. Reboot.

    Then retry the sharing procedure given thru the link above.
     
    RWOne, Jul 7, 2016
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  11. iamjim Win User
    I only have the one that's listed. Why can't I share it?
     
    iamjim, Jul 7, 2016
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  12. iamjim Win User
    Okay, I've installed the new driver(s). Something changed. Before it said Access Denied now it acts like it's printing and appears in the win7 print queue but never prints
     
    iamjim, Jul 7, 2016
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  13. iamjim Win User

    Can't share printer on my 10 with a win7 computer on the same network.

    I've changed so many things I can't remember what caused this but now it says enter network username and password. I've googled network password and don't find it mentioned. I don't believe networks have passwords and usernames.

    The person who was trying to help apparently gave up.

    Is it becoming clearer why I say modern networking has become a nightmare?
     
    iamjim, Apr 5, 2018
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