Homegroup password couldn't be printed

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  1. geistman

    geistman New Member

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    I set up a homegroup password and am on the "View and print your homegroup password" window. When I click on Print this Page, I get the following message:

    Title bar: Your homegroup password couldn't be printed.
    Text: An error occurred while Windows was trying to print your homegroup password. (Error code: 214750037)

    The printer is an HP Laserjet 1200, connected directly to this computer via USB. The printer works fine otherwise; no print problems. Tried some of the troubleshooting tools, but they found nothing wrong. So what is wrong, and how can I correct this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. daveschz

    daveschz New Member

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    I'm having the same problem.
     
  3. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    You can change the password to something easy to remember: Control Panel>>Network and Internet>>Homegroup>>Change home-group password. Easier then printing the default one and losing it somewheres ;)
     
  4. stueycaster

    stueycaster Millennium Celebration Award Winner
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    That's good to know in case my wife ever allows me to switch her from XP.
     
  5. Mitchell_A

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    hahahahah!
     
  6. geistman

    geistman New Member

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    I know I can change the password -- that's not the point

    Thanks for your response. I know it's possible to change the password, but that's not the point. The screen with the password clearly indicates that I should be able to print the password, and I can't. Is this a bug? An incompatibility issue with the HP Laserjet? How can I get this basic function to work? If something as simple as this doesn't work, what other capabilities of Win7 don't work as advertised?
     
  7. Mitchell_A

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    I assume you are able to print documents etc. with the printer? If so then this seems to be a bug. I'll do some searching to see what I can find.:)

    Cheers, Mitchell
     
  8. stueycaster

    stueycaster Millennium Celebration Award Winner
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    Mine won't print either. It's obviously a bug. But it shows it and I could write it down if I wanted. I have no need for it since the only other computer on my network is running XP.
     
  9. geistman

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    The only print problem I have is this page

    I can print fine otherwise. Only when I try to print the homegroup password do I get the error message.
     
  10. daveschz

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    I have an HP Photosmart D7160 printer. I have printed passwords on this printer before, but something has caused the functionality to break. I don't think it's specific to HP printers because I should still be able to print to PDF or XPS or Fax or whatever.
     
  11. gary43

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    yes, same here.
    guess its a bug, as printer works on all other programs.
    epson dx5000
     
  12. normalee35757

    normalee35757 New Member

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    Homegroup Print Bug

    Have the exact same issue. Printer is HP C6380
     
  13. daveschz

    daveschz New Member

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    Reset your default browser to IE and you'll be able to print the homegroup password again. Change it away and it will break again.

    Lame!
     
  14. poorrich

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    I have an Epson workforce 840 network printer. Same issue. Password for homegroup will not print. That is the only thing that won't print.
     
  15. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Seeming as no one has ever found a solution to the issue, the simplest workaround is to change the password to something you can remember, or type the password into a blank document and print it that way.

    Unfortunate, yet an easy workaround.
     

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