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Home network printing problem from Windows 8 - revisited

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    Home network printing problem from Windows 8 - revisited


    In continuation to my previous thread on this subject, I now have another network printer problem in the same system. I chose to open it in a separate thread because the previous one became too long.
    I have 3 PCs on my home network

    1. Windows XP (SP3) desktop with HP6500 E709a USB printer.
    2. Windows 7 (Ultimate SP1 64 bit) desktop with HP 1018 USB printer.
    3. Windows 8 (64 bit) laptop.

    All computers can see each other and share folders on the home network.

    Computers 1 & 2 can freely print on their own printers, as well as on each other's printer. Computer 3 (Win8) can print on the HP6500 (which is connected to the XP computer), but cannot print on the 1018 printer connected to the Win7 computer.

    I know that on the Win8 laptop I have to define a local port for the network printer, but when I try to do it I get "Access denied" error message. Win7 denies access from Win8. This is strange, because Win7 does allow access to XP. On the WIN7 computer, under printer properties/security, print permission is granted to "Everyone".

    So what could be the reason for the "Access denied" error? I guess it has to do with security / users / permissions, but I cannot find a solution.

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    What I would do first is:

    From the Windows 8 computer, right click the Windows Start icon (assuming here that you have Windows 8.1 and the latest update) and then click run, and type the following: \\windows7computername and then press enter.

    What this will do is to show you everything that is shared on the Windows 7 computer. If you see the printer that is shared on the Windows 7 computer, then double click the printer and it should install on the windows 8 computer. If it prompts you for a login name and password, then you have a sharing issue of some sort.

    Let us know...
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    Posts : 12
    Win8


    Thanks, but it's not as simple as you think.

    I see the printer from the Win8 computer, but can't print on it, and this is because of permission problem in the Win7 computer.

    However, I already solved the problem, by granting the appropriate Guest permissions in the Win7 computer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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