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Windows 7: Enable scan function on networked Win7 computer

04 Apr 2010   #1
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Enable scan function on networked Win7 computer

I have a Canon MP600 (all in one printer) connected via USB to my desktop XP-SP3 computer. After adding a Win 7 64 bit laptop, I am able to use the printer from the laptop via my home network, but the scanner function is unavailable. The scanner does not appear on the laptop's device manager. What steps are necessary to enable this?
Thank you!


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04 Apr 2010   #2
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gini View Post
I have a Canon MP600 (all in one printer) connected via USB to my desktop XP-SP3 computer. After adding a Win 7 64 bit laptop, I am able to use the printer from the laptop via my home network, but the scanner function is unavailable. The scanner does not appear on the laptop's device manager. What steps are necessary to enable this?
Thank you!
Have you tried to right click on the scanner's icon on the main computer and SHARE it?

I don't have a scanner right now... but this always worked in XP.

Also note that in Win7 a shared USB device that is turned off may not be visible in My Network.
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04 Apr 2010   #3
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Have you tried to right click on the scanner's icon on the main computer and SHARE it?

Thanks, that was something I hadn't considered, but right-clicking on the image scanning device in XP's Device Manager does not provide a Sharing option. I don't know where else to look to enable sharing for the scanner.
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04 Apr 2010   #4
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gini View Post
Have you tried to right click on the scanner's icon on the main computer and SHARE it?

Thanks, that was something I hadn't considered, but right-clicking on the image scanning device in XP's Device Manager does not provide a Sharing option. I don't know where else to look to enable sharing for the scanner.
Hmmmmm... I don't know either... perhaps someone else has better answers...
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