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Sharing and Working with Devices in Your Network

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.

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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.

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