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How To Add A Printer In Windows 10


Windows 10 provides a number of options to add printer. Local printer and the network printer can be added easily by following some manual steps. Printers can also be added using the IP address, TCP address, and the hostname. Shared printer facilities are also offered to the users in the Windows 10 system. Here is how you can easily add a locally connected printer in the Windows 10 operating system.

Step 1
Click start ‘Windows’ Icon

You must click the ‘Windows’ icon situated at the left corner of the taskbar as shown below. On clicking the icon, you will find recently accessible settings and applications.


Step 2
Select ‘Devices and Printers’ Option

Use the search feature to locate and click the ‘Devices and Printers’ option to add and customize the different settings related to the printers.


Step 3
Click the ‘Add a printer’ Option

Now in the devices and printers settings window, the user has to select the ‘Add a printer’ button as shown below to manually add the desired printer.


Step 4
Click the ‘The printer I want isn’t listed’ Option

Make sure that the printer is switched on. If you don’t find the connected printed to be listed in the below window, you need to click the option, ‘ The printer I want isn’t listed’ as shown below.


Step 5
Click the ‘Add a Local Printer’ Option

You can find various options as shown below. User must click the ‘Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings’ option to manually add a locally connected printer with the Windows 10 PC. Then click the ‘Next’ button.


Step 6
Choose the 'Existing Port'

You can either create or use an existing port. It is advisable to choose the existing port. This can be done by clicking the ‘Use an existing port’ option selecting the port from the drop-down menu. Click the ‘Next’ button


Step 7
Select the 'Printer'

From the list of options, choose the appropriate ‘Printer’ manufacture and name. To get the latest available models, you can click window update option. Then click ‘Next’ button.


Step 8
Type the Printer Name

Enter the ‘Printer name’ of your choice and click the ‘Next’ button to proceed.


Step 9
Click ‘Finish’ Button

You can click the print a test page option for trial printing. Then click the ‘Finish’ button.


You can thus easily add a printer in the Windows 10 PC by following the above steps sequentially.
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