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Solved canon printer no longer showing in network


Varuuth

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows vista 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 630
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce GTX 560
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio (built in audio to the motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 2253BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 518

Varuuth

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#2
no response, i'll bump it one time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows vista 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 630
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce GTX 560
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio (built in audio to the motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 2253BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 518

Varuuth

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#3
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows vista 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 630
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce GTX 560
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio (built in audio to the motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 2253BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 518