How to Add Printer in Windows 7

How to Add Printer in Windows 7

Here we can see “How to Add Printer in Windows 7.”

Install a Network Printer

  1. Find out what name the network printer has been assigned.
    • If you don’t know the name of the network printer you need to install, ask your network administrator.
  2. Make sure the network printer is turned on.
  3. Click the Start button or the Windows logo from the bottom left-hand corner of your computer screen.
  4. Click on “Devices and Printers” to open it.
  5. Click “Add a Printer” to open the Add Printer wizard.
  6. Select “Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer” from the drop-down menu.
  7. From the list of available printers, select the printer’s name you wish to set up.
  8. Select “Next” from the drop-down menu.
  9. If you are prompted to install the printer driver, click “Install Driver.”
    • If you are linked to a network, you may be requested to enter the administrator password.
  10. To complete the printer installation and close the Add Printer wizard, click the “Finish” button.

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On a Homegroup Network, Share a Printer

  1. Locate the computer to which your printer is physically connected.
  2. Click the Windows logo or the Start button on the bottom of the computer screen.
  3. Select “Control Panel” from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the Control Panel window, find the search area and type “homegroup.”
  5. When “HomeGroup” shows in the search results, click it directly.
    • Within the HomeGroup area, you can also click the “Share Printers” link.
  6. Check the box next to “Printers.”
  7. Select “Save Changes” from the drop-down menu.
    • There should already be a checkmark next to “Printers” by default.
  8. Go to the computer that you wish to share the printer with.
  9. Select the Start option.
  10. Choose “Control Panel” from the drop-down menu.
  11. In the search box, type “homegroup.”
  12. From the search results window, choose “HomeGroup.”
  13. Select “Install Printer” from the drop-down menu.
  14. If you need to update your printer’s driver, select “Install driver” from the dialogue box that displays.
  15. Use the print dialogue box from any programme on your computer to access the printer as if it were physically attached.
    • To print documents from another computer, you must first turn on the computer to which the printer is attached.

Print a Test Page

  1. Go to the Start menu and select “Devices and Printers.”
  2. Right-click on the name of your printer to bring up a menu of options.
  3. Select “Printer Properties” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select ” Print Test Page ” from the tab with the General header, select “Print Test Page.”

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Printing from a remote PC with a Win7 Network Printer is not possible.

  1. Make sure printer sharing is enabled on the host computer.
  2. Go to the computer on the other end of the network.
    • Control Panel > Devices & Printers
  3. Right-click and select “Remove Device” if a printer icon appears.
  4. Click “Add Printer” at the top of the page.
  5. Choose “Add a network printer” from the drop-down menu.
  6. If there are no printers listed or none appear.
  7. Select “The printer that I want isn’t listed.”
  8. Select “Select a shared printer by name” from the drop-down menu.
    • Example: \\IP-35_64BIT-PC\HP LaserJet 6P > Next
  9. Print a test page from the host computer if you don’t know the correct printer name and path.
  10. It will appear next to “Computer Name” on the list.
  11. If desired, select “Print test page” in the final dialogue box.


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User Questions

1. Why isn’t my wireless printer showing up on my computer?

Make sure it’s linked to the internet via WiFi. Connect with a USB cable and see if it works again. Place your printer to receive the greatest WiFi connection with the least amount of interference. Connect your device to the network, change the security settings to include printers, and/or install the latest drivers if this is the case.

2. How can I use an IP address to install a printer?

From the list of recognised devices, choose the printer. If the printer you want isn’t shown, go to “Add a Printer Using a TCP/IP Address or Hostname” and pick “Add a Printer Using a TCP/IP Address or Hostname.” The printer’s static IP address must be entered before clicking “Next.”

3. Why can’t I print because I can’t connect to the printer?

Ensure that File and Printer Sharing is enabled on both your computer and the computer to which the printer is connected via the firewall. By navigating to Control Panel, Windows Firewall, and then Exceptions, you can allow File and Printer Sharing. Make sure the Share Files and Printers checkbox is selected.

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