How To Install a Printer in Windows 10

This article provides step by step instructions on how to setup and configure a new Printer in Windows 10.

How To Add a Printer in Windows 10

 
This article provides step by step instructions on how to add a printer in Windows 10.
 

Step 1. Go to Printers

 
Enter WIN+S to open a Windows Search Box. Type “Printers” in it and you will see Printers & Scanners in the search results.
 
Select Printers & Scanners.
 
Add a Printer in Windows 10
 

Step 2. Scan Your Printer

 
On the Printers & Scanners window, you will see a list of existing printers and scanners. There is also an option to add a printer or scanner – “Add a printer or scanner” with a + sign.
 
Click on the “+” sign.
 
Printers listing in Windows 10 
 

Step 3. Add Device

 
The above action will scan your new printer and show it in the list. Click on the “Add device” button.
 
Note: You need to make sure your printer is connected to the computer or is set up on your wireless network. If you do not see your printer in this list, it must not be on or it is not available on the wireless.
 
Add Device in Windows 10 
 

Step 4. Set as a Default Printer

 
Windows 10 will automatically set up your new printer as the default printer. By default, “Let Windows manage my default printer” check box is checked. See below.
 
Set Default Printer in Windows 10 
 
Note: If you have multiple printers, and this is not your default printer, you can uncheck it and set other printer as your default printer.
Watch this video to learn more about how to set up a new printer.