How to disable printer sharing
What are the advantages of sharing a printer sharing? How can you disable shared printer?
Printer in your PC is a device which prints the text on paper. These printers have become the standard tool for creating reports, reproducing photos, for faxing messages etc. Usually these printing process starts in your Windows system when you instruct the word processor to print a document. The application would send the document to the printer and the printer would try to read the file and then finally produce it on the paper. In printer sharing, only one printer is connected to one computer and all other computers on the network are able to print from the printer. If you have wireless routers then the computers with wireless card both desktops and laptops can also print effectively through printer sharing. This Printer sharing is usually done in business network.
The following are the advantages of printer sharing and the method to disable printer sharing:
- Cost Saving
- Way to disable
Printers are really expensive and it would be difficult to buy the printers for each computer on the network. If you choose for low price printers then it won’t give you the expected quality which you need. Thus with the help of printer sharing the need of buying printer for each computer in a network are eliminated and thereby helping to save your money.
Printer sharing offers you a lot of convenience. Without the need of physically connecting your devices to the printer you can easily take your prints. This printer sharing also helps you to eliminate the need of cables and thus the problems which arise due to the faulty cables are also eliminated. The printer sharing as a whole would offer you a convenient wireless platform.
In order to disable printer, you would have to follow certain steps. First go to the 'Control Panel' in the 'Start' Menu and choose the appropriate options according to your Operating System. For Windows 7 you would have to choose ‘View devices and printers’, in Windows Vista you would have to choose ‘Printers’ and in Windows XP choose ‘Printers and Faxes’. After that you need to right click on Printer icon and select ‘Sharing’. Then by clicking on the ‘Sharing tab’ click on ‘Not shared’ option. Finally click on 'Apply' and 'OK'.
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