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Windows 7: Can't Enable Printer & File Sharing

01 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64

WDAexodus... I just completed my clean/install & all is back to normal. Settings in Network Profiles were already set to Turn On Network Discovery & Turn on File/Print Sharing.

The Vista PC is back working fine. I was able to install the Networked Printer & see my Win 7 PC fine.

I run a pretty simple setup (MSOffice 2010/Security Essentials, etc.) with my PC & don't venture off to known risky sites. I installed Win7 SP1 (link from this site). However, I can only guess that something got corrupted or I screwed-up something.

I'll look at the last link you provided & study it in case this issue pops up again.

Thanks for being so generous with your help & time. :)

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02 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Anytime bro. Hopefully if this issue arises again those links can help. Glad it's all sorted. Just sucks you had to reinstall everything. I would make a restore point and a backup once you get everything the way you want it just in case it goes bonkers again.
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02 Feb 2011   #13

xp 32

if its a kodak printer i had to hook up usb cable to pc go online and download firmware update to printer now it rocks
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