Connect Network Printer Windows 7

If I had to guess, you're trying to connect from your 64-bit Windows 7 workstation to a printer installed on a 32-bit Windows XP installation and you're trying to install the 32-bit drivers. You need 64-bit drivers for a 64-bit client. – Rob Moir Feb 15 '13 at 16:33. D) Click on the Printer properties from the menu and select security tab. E) Select your user account name from the list of user accounts. F) Make sure that all the check boxes against the permissions are marked as “Allow”. If the permission is already set as “allow”, then this could be a network setting issue.

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Windows 7 can discover printers and other computers that are on the same network. This article will demonstrate using network discovery to find and install a printer resource available on the network.

  1. Click Start and then click Devices and Printers
  2. Click on Add a printer
  3. Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
  4. Click on Have Disk and insert the disk or CD that came with your printer.
  5. Select the printer model from the list and click Next. Windows will install the printer software and or drivers on the computer. If you have more than one computer or laptop on the network, repeat the process on each system.
  6. Once installation is done you can change the default printer to use or select the printer from within your print menu of your application.

Note: Make sure all the computers and printer are on same network or connected to the same router. If you have more than one printer configured on your computer make sure you select the appropriate printer before you are start to print.

Windows 7 is designed around networking. Consequently, Microsoft has designed it to be easy to add a network printer to a HomeGroup network using Windows 7. And thanks to HomeGroup networking, when you add a printer to a computer in the HomeGroup network, Windows automatically recognizes it and adds it to the Device Stage on every computer in the HomeGroup.


With Windows 7, you can have both regular networks and HomeGroup networks. As long as a printer (or other device) is attached to a computer within your network, you can add it to your HomeGroup, even if the computer its attached to isn’t going to be part of the HomeGroup.

1Choose Start→Devices and Printers.

You see the Device Stage list. You may or may not have any printers indicated at this point.

2At the top, click the Add a Printer button.

Windows 7 asks whether you want to add a local printer or a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer.

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3Click the Add a Network, Wireless, or Bluetooth Printer paragraph.

Windows starts searching for printers throughout your entire network. Usually, it finds the printer you want. Sometimes it doesn’t. The wizard should show you a list of found printers.

4If you see your printer in the list, go to the next step. If Windows isn’t finding it, click the Stop button and then click The Printer That I Want Isn’t Listed. Click the Browse button and then locate the printer on your network.

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If the wizard doesn’t display the printer you want to install, you can install it by typing its name into the Printer text box under the Select a Shared Printer by Name option. The name should be in the form hostprinter

Substitute for host the name of the printer’s host computer. Substitute for printer the share name of the shared printer (look on the host computer’s Printers list). The completed name should look something like this: DimensionLJ4.

5Select the printer, click the OK button, and click the Next button.

Windows asks Do You Trust This Printer?

6Click Install Driver. Then click Next.

Windows whirs and clanks for a while and then asks whether you want to make the new printer your default printer.

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7Select the default printer and click Finish.

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Your new printer appears in the Device Stage list. Notice that the Device Stage lists the type of printer and tells you which computer it is attached to — in this case, Tamgaan (a Windows XP computer).