Windows 7 Printer Sharing Pronlem... Need urgent help..!

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  1. Prashant Shete

    Prashant Shete New Member

    May 12, 2011
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    Hi Everybody..!
    I am having HP Laserjet 1020 installed on Windows 7 (32-Bit) OS.
    I am having problem sharing this printer... with other systems having Windows Xp, RHEL 4 & 5 and Debian Lenny.

    Please ... needed urgent help....
    you can e-mail at

    When I restart machine printer starts printing network file... but after 5 minutes OS gets stuck... no devices shown in Pinters and Devices Option...!
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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  3. pctech33

    pctech33 New Member

    May 11, 2011
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    Here are some notes on printer sharing in Windows 7 using the the Homegroup feature:

    Create a Homegroup

    To create a Homegroup in Windows 7, you need to get in ‘Control Panel‘ from ‘Start menu‘. You need to then select the ‘Choose Homegroup and sharing options‘ and select the ‘Create a Homegroup‘ button. You can then see the ‘Create a Homegroup‘ screen in which you need to select the item to be shared. You will be provided with a password after you have created the Homegroup. After that, you need to note down the password and click the ‘Finish‘ button. It will bring up the ‘Change homegroup settings‘ screen and you need to ensure that the printer has been selected. The Homegroup is thus set-up.

    Connect other computers to Your Homegroup

    You need to now connect other systems to the Homegroup. To do this, you need to access ‘Control Panel‘ from the ‘Start menu‘ and select the ‘Choose Homegroup and sharing options.’ It will display a message that the Windows has detected another homegroup on your network. At the time, you need to click the ‘Join Now‘ button. It will then ask for a password and you need to enter the password you got after you have created the Homegroup. Just click the ‘Finish‘ button and get the system connected.

    Connect to Your Shared Printer

    You can now start sharing the printer from your Windows 7 system using the Homegroup. To do this, you need click the ‘Start‘ button on your desktop task bar and click the ‘Devices and Printers‘ icon. You need to then select the shared printer. It will set-up printer driver if it is required to be installed. The printer is not shared.
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    I thought with Home Group all the PCs had to be Windows 7.

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