How to add a printer to Windows 10?

Adding a printer in Windows 10 is a simple and straightforward process. There are two ways to install a printer: manually and automatically.

Manually Installing A Printer

1. Open the ‘Settings’ app. To do this, click on the Start Menu in the bottom left of your screen and then choose ‘Settings’.

2. Click ‘Devices’.

3. Click ‘Add a printer or scanner’ from the menu on the left.

4. Wait for the list of available printers to appear. Make sure your printer is on and connected to the same network as your computer.

5. When you see your printer name appear in the list, click on it.

6. If prompted, enter the printer’s PIN, or any other security settings provided by the manufacturer.

7. Click ‘Next’ and follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the printer.

Automatically Installing A Printer

1. Open the ‘Settings’ app again.

2. Click ‘Devices’.

3. Click ‘Printing’ from the menu on the left.

4. Check the box that says ‘Let Windows manage my default printer’.

5. Plug in the printer to your computer using either a USB cable or Ethernet cable, whichever is provided.

6. Windows 10 will detect the printer and install the necessary drivers to use it.

7. In the ‘Printing’ page, click on the installed printer and click ‘Set as default’.

For additional information about setting up a printer in Windows 10, please visit Microsoft’s comprehensive guide.