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How to add Printer manually in your Windows 7 Operating System computer?


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How to add Printer manually in your Windows 7 Operating System computer?



There are two methods to Add Printer manually in your Windows 7 Operating System computer.

Method 1: How to install local printer in Windows 7 Operating System?


For installing local printer, you may follow the steps given below:

1. First, Click on the Start button in your screen, further click on Control Panel button and then double click on Devices and Printers button.
2. Then click on Add a Printer button in the menu.
3. Further select the Add a local printer button from the available menu.
4. Then choose an existing LPT port and click Next button .
5. Further select the correct driver from the driver list menu for your printer. Suppose if the requisite driver is not available then click on the Windows Update button. After the Windows 7 Update installation finishes in your computer, once again search for the appropriate driver for your printer.

Method 2: How to install network printer in Windows 7 Operating System?


The following are the steps for adding a shared printer in your Windows 7 Operating System computer:

1. First, click on the Start button in your screen, further, click on Control Panel button and then double click on Devices and Printers button.
2. Then click on Add a Printer button in the menu.
3. Further select the Add a local printer button from the next available menu.
4. Then select the Create a new port button in the menu. Further choose the Local Port button as the type of the port in the existing menu.
5. Then go to the box with title Enter a port name and then type the address in the following format:

\\[I.P. address of your host computer]\[Share Name of the printer in the computer][Please remove the - [] - and substitute it with - "<>" while actually doing it].
and then click Next button in the menu.

6. Go and select the appropriate driver for your printer from the driver list available there. In case of the required driver is not available, you may click on the Windows Update button for updating your Windows 7 Operating System. Soon after the update for Windows 7 Operating System finishes, you can once again search for the appropriate driver for your printer.


Reference: www.microsoft.com


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Responses to "How to add Printer manually in your Windows 7 Operating System computer?"
Guest Author: Jim     12 Aug 2013
Yep. Tried it. Computer said it found the port. Sent a test page. Nothing. Pulled up an Excel file and sent it to the newly added printer. Nothing. Printer window flickers the output filename then it disappered. Printer works fine on all the XP machines, just no Windows 7 functionality. 4GB ram, i3 core processor, and can't print a damn thing. Why did I upgrade again?


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