Can't Share A Printer in Windows 10


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    Windows 10
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    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. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS Catalina
       #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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    Win 10 Pro 64Bit
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    coach2live said:
    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?

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    UKMedia
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint, Win7 Pro
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    bro67 said:
    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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