Sharing and Working with Devices in Your Network

  • 12/23/2010

Stop Sharing the Printer

If you want to discontinue sharing the printer with the network, follow steps 1 to 5, detailed in the “Sharing a Printer with Computers on Your Home Network” section on page 190. Clear the Share This Printer check box, then click OK.


The printer is no longer shared with the other computers on the network. This procedure stops sharing the printer with computers that are not a part of the Homegroup and that are running operating systems other than Windows 7. To stop sharing a printer with the Homegroup, open the Homegroup settings window, and in the Share Libraries And Printers section, clear the Printers check box, then click Save Changes.


The printer will no longer show up in the Devices And Printers panel of all the computers that are a part of the Homegroup.