How do I add a USB printer?

If Windows does not automatically install your printer printer, try adding it manually by:

  1. Connect your printer with the USB cable
  2. Open Devices and Printers
  3. Near the top, click on the "Add a printer" button
  4. Select the option "Add a local printer"
  5. Select the radio button to "Use an existing port"
    Use the dropdown list to select LPT1: Printer Port
  6. Click Next
  7. Under the Manufacturer column, scroll down to HP
  8. Under the Printers list, try finding the model of your printer. Odds are this model won't be listed.
  9. Instead, find the HP Universal Printing driver. It might say PCL 5 or 6, or PS.
  10. Select this driver.
  11. Click Next
  12. If Windows asks you about the driver, select the option to "Use the driver that is currently installed"
  13. Click Next
  14. Rename the printer (if necessary for convenience)
  15. Click Next
  16. Wait
  17. Select the option to "Do not share this printer"
  18. Click Finish


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