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    Sharing a printer Windows 10 & Windows 7

    I have a computer running windows 7 & a computer running windows 10 pro. At the moment the Windows 10 computer and the Windows 7 computer share the printer connected to the windows 10 computer via a homegroup.

    What I want to do is replace the Windows 10 computer with a newly built computer and share the printer with the Windows 7 computer. I am unsure how to do this. I have enabled sharing on the windows 10 computer but the windows 7 computer cannot 'see' the new windows 10 computer nor find the printer attached to it.

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Re: Sharing a printer Windows 10 & Windows 7

    Save some hassle and get this its a usb print server, i'm assuming you have a network setup

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    Re: Sharing a printer Windows 10 & Windows 7

    Did you manage to join the existing Homegroup on your new machine first?
    I don;t use Homegroups myself, I do it the old fashioned way with direct sharing, but this link may help if you've gone down the Homegroup path : https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9524...omputer-to-it/

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    Re: Sharing a printer Windows 10 & Windows 7

    I would do the print server route, its a lot easier.

    mate had multiple computers wanting same printer, so I just plugged it in the USB port on his ASUS ac68u. on each computer just clicked 'add printer > where > network> bam job done' even works on his tablets, ipad, android phone.


    besides, if you upgrade to the latest version of windows 10. homegroup isnt even there anymore https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...egroup-removed

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    Re: Sharing a printer Windows 10 & Windows 7

    Thanks for the replies. I managed to get it working by tinkering with some of the network settings but a print server seems like something to look into.

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    Re: Sharing a printer Windows 10 & Windows 7

    Thank you very much for the quick replies and helping me including.

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