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Add a Printer in Windows 10


This document provides instructions on how to add a printer in Microsoft Windows operating system. After the printer has been added, the printer will be available to use.

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Instructions for Adding a Printer for UWSS

  1. Click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner and search for printers. Click on "Printers and scanners".


  2. Click on the "Add a printer or scanner" button to start searching for available printers and scanners on the UWSS network.
  3. Once the search is complete, a list of available printers will display.


  4. Click on the printer you want to add and then click on "Add device" to add the printer.
  5. The printer driver will automatically start installing. Once complete, the printer will show up in your list of printers and scanners.

Adding a Printer for UWSA

  1. In "File Explorer", select and open the H: drive or type \\uwsa2k8rgt\shared into the file path folder name.


  2. Open the "1" folder and then the "Printers" folder to see the following options:


    NOTE: Depending on the type of printer and how old the printer is, will determine if it is located on the ‘New Server’ or ‘Old Server.’ All of the Multi-Function Printers (RICOH) will be located on the New Server. Many of the smaller printers will be on the Old Server.
  3. Select "New Server" or "Old Server" and a list of printers will display. Double-click on the printer you want to add to install the printer driver.
  4. Once the driver is installed, the selected printer will be ready to print to.
  5. To add another printer, repeat step 3.

Get Help

  • Click HERE to contact UW Shared Services or HERE for the Office of Technology Services (OTS) Helpdesk if you have any issues with these instructions.

Keywords:Information,Technology,Requests,Hardware,Printers   Doc ID:103122
Owner:Eric B.Group:UW–Shared Services
Created:2020-06-17 10:20 CDTUpdated:2021-10-13 13:23 CDT
Sites:UW–Shared Services
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