1.    11 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Can't Share A Printer in Windows 10


    I had Windows 7 on the main computer at home. The printer was attached to that computer, with sharing turned on. Other computers in the house, some upgraded to Windows 10 and some not, could all use the printer. Now i have upgraded that desktop to Windows 10, and no one else can print to the printer. How do I fix this?

    (NOTE: This is not about sharing files. This is about sharing a device.)
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  2.    11 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,984
    Mac OS Sierra

    Easier to just get a network print spooler to allow you to serve it through the network, not through a computer.
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  3.    12 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Wales
    Posts : 170
    Win 10 Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by coach2live View Post
    I had Windows 7 on the main computer at home. The printer was attached to that computer, with sharing turned on. Other computers in the house, some upgraded to Windows 10 and some not, could all use the printer. Now i have upgraded that desktop to Windows 10, and no one else can print to the printer. How do I fix this?

    (NOTE: This is not about sharing files. This is about sharing a device.)
    Hi

    If you open Print Management and then left click on your printer within >Custom Filters>All Printers. Select Manage Sharing, is 'Share this printer' selected?

    Regards
    UKMedia
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  4.    12 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,912
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    Easier to just get a network print spooler to allow you to serve it through the network, not through a computer.
    That's how I did it with an HP Laserjet and HP Officejet attached to my Router via Ethernet cable. Nice thing is any computer I install the software on can print to them, no sharing involved, any Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
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