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Adding a printer to Windows 7

  • Find the name of the printer you want to add – it should be labelled by a white sticker on the device. If you are not sure about the name, ask a colleague.
  • Click the Windows Start button
  • Select 'Devices and Printers'
  • Click on 'Add a Printer' near the top of the window

  • Select 'Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer'

  • A list of printers should appear, it may take a moment.
  • Find the printer that you want to install and select it
  • If you can't find the printer on the list, click on the 'The printer that I want isn't listed' button
  • Select the radio button labelled 'Find a printer in the directory, based on location or feature' and click Next.
  • You can now search by name, location or model, features such as can print colour or other conditions. Type in some part of the name, or feature you are searching for and click Find Now.  Once the printer is listed in the Search results, select it and click OK
  • Click the Next button
  • Click the Next button again
  • If you want this to be your default printer, make sure that the' Set as the default printer' checkbox is checked.
  • Print a test page and then click Finish
  • If your printer has a user code or secure code that you need to input follow these instructions Print Tracking and Printer Secure Codes