How To Add A Printer In Microsoft Windows 10

March 03, 2022 | 2 min read | Microsoft Office 365

In this video, Callum from The HBP Group’s Tech How Team explains how to set up a printer in Windows 10. If you prefer to find out how to set up a printer with written instructions, we have included these further down the page.

Step-by-Step Guide

Adding A Printer Using Search

There are a couple of ways to add a printer in Windows 10, this method uses the search function in Windows 10.

1) In the Search Bar type “Add a printer“.

2) Click on Add a printer or scanner.

How To Add A Printer

3) Click on the Add a printer or scanner option that appears. Your computer will start searching for the device you are trying to connect to.

How To Add A Printer

4) When the printer you are trying to connect to appears, click Add device. This should now connect the printer to your computer.


Adding A Printer Through Control Panel

1) Type “Control” into the search bar.

2) Click on Control Panel.

How To Add A Printer

3) Depending on your settings you will have either a few large icons or more smaller icons. If you have few larger icons click Add a device.

How To Add A Printer

4) If you have more smaller icons click on Devices and Printers.

How To Add A Printer

5) Click Add a printer.

How To Add A Printer

6) Windows 10 will start scanning for new devices, when the printer you are wishing to connect to appears double click on it.

How To Add A Printer

7) Once the printer is added you may print a test page.

8) Click Finish to complete the process of adding the printer.

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