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How do I add a printer to my Windows 7 computer?Last updated 03/14/2012 5:17 PM | Print | Edit | History

Go the Start Menu and then click on "Devices and Printers"

Along the top of the window, click on “Add a printer.”


In the new window, choose “Add a local printer”.


When choosing a printer port, choose “Create a new port” and select “Standard TCP/IP Port” from the dropdown menu. Click “Next”.


ll in the printer name (Not just the IP address in case this changes!) i.e. 1000priv.eecs.umich.edu. Click “Next”.


If your computer does not automatically choose a driver for your printer, you will see the window below. Choose the printer’s manufacturer in the left hand column and then select the printer in the right hand column. Then click “Next”.

Note: If you did not find your printer in the selection, you will have to download the appropriate driver from https://www.eecs.umich.edu/dco/kb/How+can+I+find+drivers+for+common+EECS+printers%3F or the manufacturer’s webpage.

If your computer automatically selected the driver, continue to the next step.


Give your printer a name (can be the same as the port name or something else meaningful to you – i.e. EECS 1000 printer). Click “Next”.


When asked about printer sharing, choose “Do not share this printer”. Click “Next”.


You can decide if you want the printer to be the default printer or not. Then click “Finish”.


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