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Thursday, January 17, 2013

How to Add Network Printer in Windows 8

How to Add Network Printer in Windows 8

Note: This procedure will only work if you enable Windows 8 File and Printer sharing first.
To enable Printer Sharing:
Canned Statement: Let me go ahead and enable print sharing on your computer.
Go to Start menu search box and type in ‘Printer Sharing’ to list the options or
You can go to Control Panel>
Network and Internet>
Network and Sharing Center>
Advanced sharing settings (Enable file sharing)
To Add a Network Printer
Canned Statement: Let me go ahead and install network printer on your computer.
Step 1: Go to classic Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound. Alternatively, click Metro Control Panel and go to More Settings at the bottom of the options.
Step 2: Go to Advanced printer setup as in the image.
Step 3: Click “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings” and if it doesn’t do anything then click Browse button instead.
Step 4: Choose the driver to add your network printer to. Be sure you identify the model.
Note: If the computer doesn’t identify the correct drivers ask the customer to insert the printer drivers disc in the drive or download the drivers from the manufacturer website.
Step 5: Windows 8 will start installing the printer.
Step 6: Your network printer will then be listed in the printers.

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