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canon printer no longer showing in network

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    windows vista 64 bit

    canon printer no longer showing in network


    I have a windows 8 64 bit system. There is a laptop with windows 7. I have my canon mp470 printer plugged into the windows 8 system via usb. Up until a few days ago we could printer from the windows 7 laptop through the network. I have done 2 things since then. 1.) I uninstalled mcaffee internet security and installed nortons internet security and 2.) I tried to update to windows 8.1 which failed part way through the update then it said the system was reverting back to windows 8.0

    Now I can't print from the laptop. (nothing changed on the laptop only on the windows 8 system).

    Sadly windows 8 is almost a foreign language to me. Please someone help me fix this.

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    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    no response, i'll bump it one time.
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    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    I finally figured out the solution. (not sure exactly which step fixed it though). I left the homegroup, stopped sharing the printer (from my tower computer), rejoined the homegroup, then set the printer to share again and about a minute later the printer was showing up on the laptop through the network.
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    Glad you got it again showing up. Lots of strange little nasty things we find dealing with this new OS Win8.
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canon printer no longer showing in network
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