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Windows 7: Homegroup issue

16 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Homegroup issue

I was setting up a Homegroup on my friends Win7 network. A printer was connected via USB to one computer, and shared on the Homegroup. Printing was fine from the computer the printer was attached to, but when any of the other 3 computers tried to print to it, the document went into the printer queue, and then never printed, just sat in the queue. I tried for a hour or so, re-installing drivers, the homegroup, etc. I finally deleted the homegroup, shared the printer in the traditional manner, and it worked fine.

Has anyone else encountered this?


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16 Oct 2012   #2

7 x64

No I haven't but I would Never use a Homegroup!!! This is something that MS thought up to try and make it easier for normal people to share files between computer. But in my opinion it simply does not work and when and if it does work. to some degree, it usually has unintended consequences. Like your shared printer not working from other Homgroup computers.

You've done the correct thing by disabling it and going the traditional route.
Networking isn't that hard.
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17 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Printing from my Homegroup machines works just fine, for me it was just a matter of installing the printer drivers on all the machines that need to use the printer.
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