Sharing a printer on Homegroup
Some years ago I set up a network and my wife could print from her PC on the printer attached to my machine. That worked for some time, and then stopped, possibly when Vista had to be reinstalled. Subsequently I never managed to get it working again, which I attributed to the difficulty of running XP and Vista together on a network.
When Windows 7 was introduced it was said that setting up a network between Win 7 machines was a piece of cake. On the assumption that the same would apply to Win8, and as my new PC and the laptop both run W8, my wife was persuaded to upgrade also.
Either I am really thick, or creating a network is still beset with difficulties. After creating a Homegroup on my machine, and adding hers, I tried to print one of her documents, only to be offered the following choices:
Send to One Note
Send to Nitro PDF Creator
Send to MS XPS Document Writer, whatever that may be.
No mention of the printer, and there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it in the Help files, other than saying Homegroup allows printers attached by USB – as this is – to be used by all members of the group.
Hopefully someone can give further guidance.