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  • How to manually add a printer with shipped driver?

     

    Question:

     

    How to manually add a printer whose driver is shipped in Windows 7 ?

     

    Answer:

     

    Scenario 1: Install a local printer in Windows 7.

     

    To install a local printer, follow these steps:

     

    1. Click the Star t button, click Control Panel and double click Devices and Printers .

    2. Click Add a Printer .

    3. Select Add a local printer .

    4. Choose an existed LPT port, click Next .

    5. Select the correct driver from the driver list. If the required driver is not present, click the Windows Update button. After the update finishes, search for the proper driver again.

     

    Scenario 2: Install a network printer in Windows 7.

     

    If the driver installation program does not help on this, follow the steps below to add a shard printer.

     

    1. Click the Star t button, click Control Panel and double click Devices and Printers .

    2. Click Add a Printer .

    3. Select Add a local printer .

    4. Select Create a new port . Choose Local Port as the type of the port.

    5. In the box Enter a port name , type the address as the following format.

     

    \\<IP address of the host computer>\<The Share Name of the printer>

     

    Then click Next .

    6. Select the correct driver from the driver list. If the required driver is not present, click the Windows Update button. After the update finishes, search for the proper driver again.
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:46 AM