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Printer problem with 8.1

  1. #1


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro

    Printer problem with 8.1


    I have a desktop with Windows 7 and on my laptop I have Windows 8.1. I have a router on my desktop and set up for wireless networking. My printers are attached to my desktop. When I installed 8.1 on my laptop I am having a problem with printing from my laptop. It will recognize my printers and I can even access my dada on my desktop. But when I want to print it a pop-pup says it can't print because of a problem do the current printer setup. Sometime it tells me that the Print Spooler is stopped. I know it is running. I then right click on the printer icon and it asks me for User name and Password. I have my printers set up for sharing without a password and have never had a problem. No all of a sudden it asks for user name and password.

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  2. #2


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    For some reason it's working now. I did nothing that I know of to fix it, but for some reason, it decided to start working.
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Printer problem with 8.1
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