Yes, and it was working fine back in August before a nor easter hit the area! I am also wanting to get another laptop working (with my daughter at school at the moment) and think there may be the same problem with that second laptop. I have tried system restore, to no effect.
One thing you should probably know: on the laptop, the printer name states
\\Annedolivo-pc (the name of my desktop computer)\Canon MP600 Printer. I seem to remember that that is how it should appear on the laptop according to another tech guy that I was on line with and that was how it was always set up.
I have deleted the printers, reinstalled the printer disc. Now it is saying that the printer isn't listed when I am trying to add the printer, whereas it was listed before.
I will be available around 1pm eastern time tomorrow, so let's try some more options then. Or you can pass this onto another expert. Thanks.
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1. Click the start icon, then click Devices and Printers.
2. Right-Click the printers icon and select See what's printing in the dropdown menu.
3. In the next screen click the printer tab. Use Printer Offline will have a check mark to the left of it. Click Use Printer Offline.
4. Close the window. The printer will now be used online.
I was out of town, so couldn't answer until now. Tried the above tip, but there is nothing in the computer for the Canon printer now that I have uninstalled it, per your suggestion, and when I try to reinstall with the original CD, it won't do it. Remember, my desktop is connected and recognizes the printer, but the laptop doesn't. It states"This program has known compatibility issues". There are no solutions online thru Microsoft or Canon Inc.
Hang on! It seems to be installing this time. Will reply soon.
When I did \\Annedolivo-pc\, in the search box via Windows Explorer (following your directions), search couldn't find anything.
Canon MP 600 printer, users, public, printers (This is on the desktop) When I typed \\office-pc-notebook (name of laptop) on the laptop, it stated, printers, users and public, then there was nothing under printers. I tried typing in \\annedolivo-pc, it stated windows cannot access.
I have to go now. Will check in later