Adding Printers on a Bryn Mawr Computer (Windows)

Posted July 22nd, 2009 at 10:22 am.

Here you can find instructions on how to install or uninstall printers and set a printer as your default on a Bryn Mawr College owned Windows computer.

Installing a printer:

  1. Go to the Start menu and choose Devices and Printers on the right half near the Control Panel. (Note: This menu is also listed in the Control Panel.)
  2. At the top of the window, click Add a printer.
  3. In the next window asking for the printer type, choose to Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
  4. This will bring you to a window that will search for available printers. At any time, click The printer that I want isn’t listed to perform a complete search.
  5. In the Find a printer by name window, make sure you have selected Find a printer in the directory and click Next.
  6. The quickest search method is to type the first letter of the building where the printer is located into the Name field and click Find Now. Click on the Name label in the list to sort the printers by name and find the one you are looking for.
  7. Double-click the printer you would like to install and wait a few moments; you may be asked if your printer has a duplexer (all printers capable of double-sided printing do have a duplexer). You will then get a message that the printer has been successfully installed.
  8. Choose whether or not to use this printer as your default. Click Next, then click Finish.

To change your default printer, right-click on an installed printer in the Devices and Printers window and check Set as default.

 

Uninstalling a printer:

  1. Go to the Start menu and choose Devices and Printers on the right half near the Control Panel. (Note: This menu is also listed in the Control Panel.)
  2. Locate and right click on the printer you need to uninstall and select remove device in the list that appears.

 

If you have any trouble with an installation or removal, or have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or x7440.

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