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Windows 7: Getting one printer to print from two computers


19 Apr 2011   #1
johnaewen

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Getting one printer to print from two computers

I have set up two Windows 7 computers,- (A) & (B) (A) has the printer attached. What is the easiest way to enable the printer to print from System B


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19 Apr 2011   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Share the printer on computer A

Then on computer B go to networking and find the shared printer and print to it

There may be some differing details depending on if you are home networking, workgroup networking or domain networking though. Also some more steps if the machines were different OSes (I.e one XP and one 7)
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19 Apr 2011   #3
DragonPoet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Is it a wireless or wired printer?
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19 Apr 2011   #4
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

if its connected to (A) it'll be wired, as if its wireless it would be a shared printer already

good way to print from 2 PC's only thing is the fact that pc (A) has to be on to use it.
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19 Apr 2011   #5
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yup :/

If the printer has two inputs or is networkable those are other options. Personally I have a house server that is the only computer that is always on with my two printers connected to it...

You know, there /may/ be USB A/B switches like we used to use for serial and parallel ports back on the OLD days... try googling for it.
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