The Windows command prompt, Also known as cmd.exe or cmd, it is an application that allows you to run programs, change settings, and access files by typing commands in the window. There are many situations where you need to use command lines instead of GUI applications and many of the command lines require the administrator privilege to complete the mission. Here in this post, we look at the 5 easiest and fastest ways to open command prompt as administrator in Windows 10 .
First of all, verify that the IP address is in the same network range, on both PCs (where the printer was physically installed and the PC on the network). If you are using a network printer, make sure the printer’s IP address is on the same network.
Temporarily disable the firewall on both systems,
Also go to the PC where the printer is physically installed, Control Panel -> View Device and Printers. Here right click on printer selection properties. check the shared permissions granted to the printer
Sometimes uninstalling the printer driver from the root level and then installing the built-in Windows driver helps to resolve the error » Windows cannot find a suitable printer driver ” To do this.
Reinstall the printer driver completely
- In Windows, search for and open Programs and Features
- Right click on your installed printer driver and select uninstall
- Again from Windows, find and open Devices and Printers
- In the Devices and Printers windows, find your installed printer. If you see it in the list, right click on it and choose ‘Remove’ or ‘Remove Device’
- Now press Windows + R, type printui.exe / sy click OK.
- In the print server properties, go to the “Drivers” tab
- Find the installed printer driver. If you see it, click on it and click Delete at the bottom
- Select Apply and OK in the Print Server Properties windows
- Close devices and printers
- Restart the computer, to completely remove the printer driver.
- Then visit the printer manufacturer’s website, download the latest driver available for your printer model, and install it.
Share printer for local network access
- To share the printer, open Control Panel -> Hardware -> Device and Printers.
- Right click on the printer you want to share on the local network, select properties.
- Under the tab Share check mark Share this printer , you can also edit the name of the shared printer here.
- Click Additional Drivers and check the x86 box so that the printer can install it on 64-bit and 32-bit computers.
- Click OK, apply to save the changes. That is all the printer has successfully shared for local network access.
- Now make a note of the PC name or the IP address of the PC where the local printer is installed.
- To verify the name of the PC, right-click on This PC and select properties. And to annotate the IP address opening command prompt (cmd) and type ipconfig which shows the IP address of your PC.
Install network shared printer
Now go to the PC where you are looking to install the shared network printer. Press Windows + R, type PC name or IP address of the PC where the local printer is installed.
For example, for me on the PC with the IP address 192.168.1.199 my printer installed. I have to use 192.168.1.199
When requesting user credentials, use the username and password of the PC (where the printer is installed)
This will show that the shared items include the printer, right click and select connect.
The Windows Printer Installation Wizard automatically selects the driver and installs the shared network printer on your PC.
That’s it. I am sure there are no more errors installing network shared printer in Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Still need help to discuss the comments below, also read ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED Google Chrome Error.