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Windows 10 Printer sharing

Hi,

I have an issue with printing not reliability working between Windows 10 and Windows 7.

Specifically I have a host machine running Windows 10 which has a USB printer connected to it and is shared. The client machine is Windows 7. Both machine are not part of an AD domain - on the same home network. I got told it was coming up with Access denied when trying to print. There were no issues when both machine were Windows 7.

So please accept my apologies as I have not been able to look directly at the Windows 7 machine so I don't have the full picture yet.

So I am asking this as a conceptual question first - is this type of printer sharing possible - or do I need to upgrade the *client* machine from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

Any other troubleshooting steps I you can recommend.

I did have a look btw way at the Windows 10 and can confirm the printer was shared.

Once I get some feedback from here I will then know where to go next.

Also I am not sure if both machine are x86 or x64 - could there be an issue here - say an x86 Windows 7 printing to a x64 Win10?

Thanks,

Ward.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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You said:
There were no issues when both machine were Windows 7.

Was the shared printer added to Windows 7 before that other PC was upgraded to Win10? If it was, I would remove that printer and add it again on the Win7 machine.
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Hi,

The printer was shared before I upgraded the *host* machine to Windows 10.

I did try unsharing it and re-sharing it again.

Btw if I try to connect to the machine by doing:

Start run \\HostPC

I get the dialog:

Enter Network Password

Entter your password to connect to: hostpc

[User name]
[Password]

Domain: ClientPC

[ ] Remember my credentials

Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

I have attached a screen shot.

Thanks,

Ward.
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Hi big thanks did not quite offer the specific solution but gave me some pointers in the right direction :)
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