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Removing and Adding a Network Printer to Windows

A. To remove a printer:

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Click on Devices and Printers.
  3. Right click on the printer you would like to remove
  4. Choose Remove device.
  5. Click yes to “are you sure you want to delete…”

B. To add a new network printer:

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. In the Search programs and files field type \\lincoln (for administrative printers) or \\canton (for academic printers) then press the Enter key.
  3. NOTE: For personal computers it is necessary to enter the complete path in order to see the list of printers, i.e. \\canton.bates.edu then login with BCIS\username and your network password
  4. Select a printer that is most conveniently located.
  5. Printers are listed by building and closest room.
  6. Double click on the printer you wish to install.
  7. After it finishes “connecting”…
  8. Close any open windows and then repeat the steps to add any other printers you want.

C. To setup your default printer:

  1. Return to the list of printers (see steps A-1 – A-2).
  2. To set a preferred printer right click on the printer of your choice from the list.
  3. Select Set as Default Printer.

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