Quote: Originally Posted by 02befree
I tried to Add a Printer before I set up the Homegroup (never used it before - fairly new to Win 7), and other printers on our small business network would show up, but not the one USB connected and shared on PC A. So I went the Homegroup route thinking it would clear the runway. I must have gone brain dead, because I thought it would just show up in the Homegroup window. It makes sense (if this is what you're saying) to try to go back and try the Add a Printer route again and see if it is visible now. Correct?
Since the printer is not connected to PC-B it is a network printer.
Sharing printers doesn't require homegroups enabled per se. As long as the printer is shared on PC-A you should be able to install it on PC-B.
The add printer route I speak of is (Forgive me if you have already done this),
Start, Devices and Printers, Click Add printer. Then you should see the pciture as shown below. Click on network printer and it should find the shared printer in the list of printers (Make sure PC-A is booted up). See image #2. Select the printer and click next.
Windows will try to copy the drivers
from PC-A to PC-B. Then you should see the third image. It is possible that you may get a security dialogue if you have UAC enabled.
theog also created an excellent turorial on setting up printers here... Driver Install - Add Printer Wizard
Let me know how you go...