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How to Add Network Printer in Windows 8.1 [Guide]

Posted in Windows9 years ago • Written by Jenny AaronComments Off on How to Add Network Printer in Windows 8.1 [Guide]

Since it is not an automatic procedure to add printer to Windows 8.1 and you have to perform it by yourself and it becomes a little bit tricky thing while in Windows 8.1. That’s why the majority of users is not well aware of the process of adding a network printer. Here you will find the easier and quicker way to perform this baffling task and you will not feel difficulty while performing it with the help of the following guide we are going to provide you in this post. Here are the steps you need to follow for adding a network printer to Windows 8.1.

Steps to Add a Network Printer in Windows 8.1

Step 1: To begin, you need to right-click on the Start button where you will find the option “Control Panel in the list. Click on it to access the Control Panel menu. You can also access the control panel by clicking the File Explorer that can be found on your taskbar. In Computer tab you will find an option “Open Control Panel”. Click on it to go to the Control Panel menu.

Control Panel Option in Start Button 1Step 2: Now in the “Control Panel” menu you will get the option “Hardware and Sound” that should be clicked in order to go ahead.

Control Panel Hardware and Sound category 2Step 3: You will find here the option “View Devices and Printers” at the top of the list. Select this option.

Hardware and Sound category in control panel 3Step 4: In the next menu you will see an option “Add a Printer” at the top of the window. Click this option. Now you will get the next window where you will see the system is looking for the available printers as it has been shown in the image below.

Add Printer Option in Control Panel

Add Printer in Process 4Once you get the list of the printers, you need to select your desired printer you want to use for printing your documents and then click the option “Next” at the bottom of the screen to go ahead. Now you just need to follow the instructions appearing on your screen and thus, you would be able to add a network printer to your Windows 8.1 quite successfully.

So guys! Is this baffling for you to add a network printer to Windows 8.1 any more? Hope our detailed tutorial helps you a lot and saves you from a confusing situation.