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How do I add a printer to my Windows XP computer?updated 07/06/2009 5:59 PM | Print | Edit | History

Go the Start Menu and then click on Printers & Faxes

Along the left hand side of the window, you should see a link that says “Add a printer.” Click this link to start the “Add a printer wizard”

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Click next on the first screen.

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On the 2nd screen, you’ll see the options of either local printer or network printer. Choose “Local printer” but make sure the box underneath that says “Automatically detect and install…” is unchecked. Click “Next”

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Choose “Create a new port” and from the drop-down menu pick “Standard TCP/IP port”

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A new window will pop up. Click next

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

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You should see a screen with information about the printer you have chosen. Click Finish.

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At the next screen (in the original window), choose the type of printer and click Next.

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Give your printer a name (can be the same as the port name or something else meaningful to you – i.e. EECS 1000 printer), and decide if you want the printer to be your default.

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Finish up the wizard (it gives a few more options, generally the default settings are fine) – on the last screen, click Finish and your printer setup is complete!


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