How to Share a Scanner With a Homegroup

Written by charles poole
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Scanners are used on computers to transform hardcopies into digital documents. If you are using a scanner in your home, but you have more than one computer in the house, you can easily share the scanner over your homegroup connection in Windows 7. Sharing a scanner over your network's homegroup can alleviate having to run cables and carry a scanner into another room. You can set up sharing of your scanner with just a couple of clicks and minimal knowledge of your system.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and then click on the "Search" bar. Type "homegroup" into the search bar and then press the "Enter" button.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Create a homegroup" option from the menu. Click the "Scanners" box in the next menu that appears and the click the "Next" button.

  3. 3

    Write down the password that displays on the screen and then click the "Finish" button.

  4. 4

    Use the password to access the scanner on your homegroup with other computers.

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