If you are a new user for Windows 10 or 8.1 operating system interface, then it’s certain that you are searching for the comparable options as XP or Vista to make printer online from offline state. Usually printers go offline due to network or USB cable connectivity issue, paper jam, out of paper, any other printer hardware faults and sometimes printer driver corruption too. Mostly some of the times printers come back to online automatically when these issues are fixed, below are some of the steps which help you to fix printer issues online manually on Windows 10 or 8.1. In case you face any type of technical issue in fixing printing issue, then contacting Windows 10 technical support for Printer is the right option to opt for.
How to Set/Make Printer Online on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1
· Firstly go to control panel.
· From Windows 8.1 or 8, press Windows Key with I (WIN+I) or by using charm bar or else use these ways to reach control panel from this piece of writing.
· On Windows 10 OS, you can search for other devices and printers by entering ‘devices name’ as and then click on the ‘Devices and Printers’.
· Tap on Devices and Printers in Large or Small icons in the control panel.
· Now by applying these steps you will be able to see the offline printers also. Right click on it and select ‘See what’s printing’
If you are not able to fix these printing issues by the above given steps, then dialing the toll-free Windows support phone number for printer issues is the right choice to go for. In case your printer comes online and goes offline again, then there is issue in network connectivity or hardware on your printer. Better is to fix these printing issues and restart the printer again. Here are some of the few printer troubleshooting tips available for Windows 10 and 8.1. Follow the steps given below. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/run-troubleshooter-resolve-windows-10-printer-issues-macman-truth
If it is a Shared Network Printer
· If the printer still shows offline, then you need to check the settings of the computer where the printer is attached (if it’s a shared network printer for you). The following settings need to be checked;
· File and Printer sharing settings
· Make sure the Network Discovery is turned on and Network sharing services is running
· Check the firewall and Antivirus/network protection software. These programs might block the incoming connection to shared printer. You can find more details about these steps here.
· Sometimes this method helps in bringing back the offline printer to online mode on Windows 8.1 and 10.
For more solutions visit the official website of Windows and get reliable solutions from the experts.