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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tech Tip of the Day: How to connect to a network printer using Windows 7

Windows 7 can "discover" printers and other computers that are on the same network.


Method 1: Using Network discovery to find and install a printer resource available on the network.
  1. Click Start and then click Devices and Printers

    Devices and Printers

  2. Click on Add a printer

    Add a printer
  3. Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer

    Add a network

  4. Click on Have Disk and insert the disk or CD that came with your printer.

    Have Disk

  5. Select the printer model from the list and click Next.


    Windows should install the printer software and or drivers on the computer.
    If you have more than one computer/laptop on the network, repeat the process on each system.

  6. Once installation is done you can change the default printer to use or select the printer from within your print menu of your application.
Note: Make sure all the computers and printer are on same network or connected to the same router. If you have more than one printer configured on your computer make sure you select the appropriate printer before you are start to print.

You can also watch a video about this topic. Click here to watch the video.

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