How to Add a Printer in Window 10

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This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install a printer in Windows 10.

When you connect a printer to your device or add a new printer to your home network, you can usually start printing documents right away.

If you add a printer and it does’t work automatically, simply follow the steps below to get it installed properly.

For student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

Windows 10 has grown into one of the best operating systems, years after its release and is used by millions of users around the world.

To get started, use the steps below:

Install | Add a local printer

Today, adding a printer to Windows computer is very easy. In most cases, all you have to do to set up a printer is to connect it to your computer.

Plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your computer, and turn the printer on. Windows should automatically install the printer drivers and configure it to work.

If that doesn’t work, here’s a way to do it manually. 

  1. Select Start  > Settings  > Devices > Printers & scanners or use the following button.
  2. Select Add a printer. Wait for it to find nearby printer, then choose the one you want to use from the list and select Add device.
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Add a Network | Wireless printer

Some printer are wireless enabled and works over wireless connections.

If your printer is connected to the network via wired or Wi-Fi and it turned on, Windows should also find it automatically.

Windows can find all available printer on a network, such as Bluetooth and wireless printer or printer that are plugged into another device and shared on the network.

Here’s a way to do it manually. 

  1. Select Start  > Settings  > Devices > Printers & scanners or use the following button. 
  2. Select Add a printer or scanner. Wait for it to find nearby printer, then choose the one you want to use, and select Add device.

If your printer isn’t in the list, select The printer that I want isn’t listed, and then follow the instructions to add it manually.

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You should be able to find a wireless or network printer when you follow the wizard above.

If the wireless printer hasn’t been added to your home network, try reading the manual that came with the printer to find help installing it in Windows.

It should also come with a driver CD or link to download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.

Conclusion:

This post showed students and new users how to install a printer in Windows. If you find any error above, please use the form below to report.

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