Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Homegroup issue

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Another Homegroup issue
Have seen other post and forums regarding this issue but what worked for others have not worked for me. Most say to delete the idstore.sst file but I did that and it didn't fix the problem. Here's a synopsis of what I'm experiencing and what I've done. Unable to view homegroup password Unable...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup Issue
After reformatting my laptops hard drive, it is unable to see the existing homegroup on my wireless network. Before the reformat, I was able to share files and printers using the existing homegroup on my main desktop computer. I have tried homegroup troubleshooter without success.
Network & Sharing
Homegroup Issue
I have two computers running Win7 that are joined in the same Homegroup. However, only one of the computers sees the other. It can move files back and forth as designed. The "other" computer says it is joined to the Homegroup, but that no other computers in the group are on line. I've run the...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup issue...
I am on Windows 7, cable modem, PC... I only have 1 computer in my home. There are no other computers on my connection. However, when I turned my computer on today, I got a prompt asking me to join a Homegroup... I was under the impression that you only get the homegroup prompt if you aleady...
Network & Sharing
HomeGroup Issue
Hey guys, first of all I'd like to say that I have used google, read almost all threads about this here but no luck for me. Firstly let me describe my situation: Computer one: This is the main computer, wired connection, printer is set in this computer etc. Computer two: The second...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:46.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App