Windows 10: Can't Share A Printer in Windows 10

  1.    11 Oct 2015 #1

    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. Posts : 3,519
    Mac OS Sierra
       11 Oct 2015 #2

    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

    coach2live said: 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. Posts : 3,385
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Oct 2015 #4

    bro67 said: 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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