Home network Windows 7 analysis Question

I have a HP Deskjet 2050 (printer/scanner) connected to my computer Windows 7 Home.  My wife wants to use the 2050 to analyze hundreds of photos, but I don't want the printer cable have to be tilted back between computers whenever she wants to scan something.

How can I give him the option to scan (it can print on the 2050 very well on our home network) without having to move the cord for the printer on the computer?


Too bad, I guess.  Delete this thread because there is no solution, and it will become one of the 1 million other threads keen people will seek and find.

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