If you have multiple computers and just one printer how do you usually take print-outs from those multiple computers? If your printer is connected to just one computer, do you usually transfer all your data that needs to be printed to the computer that’s connected to the printer? You can either do that or you can create a network for all those computers and share your hardware with all the computers that are present in the network. Yes, you can create a network on Windows Vista for all the computers at your home or office and easily share your hardware devices like printer with all the computers on the network. All those computers need to run on Windows Vista for this to happen and if they do, then you can share your printer on the network instead of transferring your data to a computer that’s connected to the printer when you have to take a print-out.

Do you know how to share a Dell printer on a Windows Vista network? Here’s how you can do that in a few simple steps:

1. Click on ‘Start’ and select ‘Control Panel’
2. Click on ‘Network and Internet’ and select ‘Network and Sharing Center’
3. Select the ‘Show me all the shared network folders on this computer’ link
4. Open ‘Printers’ folder
5. Right-click on the Dell printer that is installed on your computer and select ‘Sharing’ from the menu that appears
6. Under the ‘Sharing’ tab, click on the ‘Change sharing options’ button
7. Click on ‘Continue’ on the ‘User Account Control’ window
8. Ensure that the ‘Share this printer’ check box is marked and you have named your printer
9. Click on ‘Apply’
10. Click on ‘OK’

Congratulations! You have successfully shared your Dell printer on Windows Vista network