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Difficulty adding Windows 8 computer to existing system

  1. #1

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    Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac

    Difficulty adding Windows 8 computer to existing system


    I've had a home network with a Windosw7 PC, sometimes a windows 7 laptop, an Imac, and 2 Mac Powerbooks. I never did anything special to set up a network, I just connected them all to the router. I also have a network printer, a Cannon, which they all print to.

    I added a new Windows 8 computer and during the set up process added the printer connection. After doing that, none of the other computers could print to the printer, they all got a "printer offline message. So I deleted it from the Windows 8 profile and it worked for the others again.

    Is there a way to set up the printer for the windows 8 computer without cutting off the others?

    Also, I'd like to homeshare the two windows 7 and the windows 8 computers, is there a way to do that and have networking still with the MAC computers - I'm particularly concerned with the printer. We don't really need to share files between the macs and pcs.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac

    one addendum. When I tried to print from the other computers, the password to wake up the Windows 8 computer was needed. Would turning that off solve the problem?
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  3. #3

    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

    You can give it a try by disabling the password.

    But in my opinion you should go to PC Settings -> Devices -> from here locate your printer and click on disconnect.

    After disconnecting make every thing to default setting and reconnect your Printer and see if your problem is fixed or not.

    If it does not fix then its the Driver problem then you should go Canon Global and download the latest driver and see if it works.

    Hope one of the two way would help You....
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac

    Turning off the password worked.
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  5. #5

    Good to see you found a solution.

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