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How to Add a Printer to Windows 11
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How to Add a Printer to Windows 11

Bought a new printer? Looking to connect a printer to your Windows 11 computer? If yes, you are in the right place. In this blog, we will see how we can add a printer in Windows 11. There are two ways to add a printer in Windows 11 viz:- Automatically and  Manually. You can try your hands on any of the methods to install a printer on your computer.

First, we will see the method to add the printer automatically, then we will explain the manual method.

Also Read: How To Set Default Printer In Windows 10

Step by step procedure to add printer automatically in Windows 11:-

  • Right-click the Start button and select Settings
  • Select Bluetooth & devices
    Add Printer
  • Select Printers & scanners
  • Connect printerInstall printer
  • Click on Add device and wait till Windows search for the printer connected.
  • Click on Add Device when the printer is located

Also Read: How To Fix Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer Issue

Step by step procedure to add the printer manually in Windows 11:-

  • Right-click the Start button and select Settings
  • Select Bluetooth & devices
    Scan printer
  • Select Printers & scanners
    Printer and scanner
  • Click on Add device
  • As we are manually adding a wired printer, therefore, we have to choose the option Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click next
  • Use driver
  • Select the port the printer is attached to like USB, LTP, COM
    Printer port
  • Now select the printer driver from Have Disk if it is installed on a computer or click on Windows Update to look for the driver.
  • When the Window update result is displayed, select the manufacturer and model and click on Next
    Printer driver
  • Name the printer and click Next and wait till the printer is installed.
    Printer name
  • Once the printer is installed, then choose Do not share this printer and select Next.

Note:- If you want to share the printer, then fill in the details to share the printer.

Printer sharing

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Conclusion:-

In Windows 11 to add a printer, users can choose two options. Automatically and manually. If the printer is Bluetooth enabled, then it will be installed automatically and if the printer is attached via USB, then the manual method needs to be followed. Adding a printer in Windows 11 is quite easy and for anyone who does not know how to add a printer in Windows 11, then this guide will help them to install it.

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