Resolve Homegroup Printer Problems in Windows® 7
The homegroup printer problems of windows 7 can be very irritating. Generally, it becomes difficult to print using laptop, though the printer may be visible in the control panel. On the contrary it is easier to print while working on the desktop. The common problem is that the printer would not start printing, unless it is restarted. The Firewall settings, the print spooler service remains perfect, but still the problem crops up suddenly. The files for printing show as “printing” but the result remains the same. The homegroup print files cannot be deleted despite using the restart option to delete it. The problem becomes difficult for users to recognize.
- How to fix the homegroup printer problems
- A guide to help you out
- Some more information about Windows homegroup printer problems
How to fix the homegroup printer problems
Often, these recurring problems are easy to fix. The user just needs to send the document to the printer while working on the laptop. User has to disable the directional support. Once it is disabled, it becomes easy to print the laptop to the printer that is connected to the desktop. The uncheck bisection on the ports of printer properties gives the solution to this problem and this disables the language monitor. The way to disable the bidirectional support is to right click on the 'Printer icon' in the Control Panel, and select the 'Printer properties', select the 'Ports' tab and remove the checkmark next to Enable Bidirectional support.
A Guide to help you out
The language monitor that the printer uses requires access to resource that the remote user does not have. Thus the job will print only when the spooler service is restarted and the print job is scheduled in system context. The spooler service has no references to the job creator’s security token. However, it is not the perfect solution as the user will not get the proper notifications as and when the paper is out of printer or the specific toner cartridge is at minimum. But at least it provides the scope to share the printer with the laptop without having to physically disconnect the printer from the desktop and then connect it to the laptop each time it is required to print from the laptop.
There are times when you need to print a webpage and you get no response at all when you try to print. Nothing can be seen in the print queue either and the dialog box for print just closes on its own. Again, sometimes, whenever you need to preview the page by using print preview, nothing appears other than the page number. In Windows Vista, these are a few common printing problems of the Internet Explorer 8. In that case, you need to close all the windows of the browser and open a new one. With these small steps you can remove the problem with Windows 7 homegroup printer problems.
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