How to Add a Network Printer to Windows® Vista®
Get to know more about adding a network printer to Windows Vista.
Windows Vista is one of the new Operating System introduced by Microsoft. It offered a lot of new features including very beautiful aero interface and the user access control that was supposed to lessen the possibility of intrusion from malicious programs. This feature improves the overall performance, but most people had a lot of problems with it. The common problem for Windows Vista Operating System is in its inability to run a lot of applications that are running in Windows XP Operating system. Windows Vista has the higher requirements than Windows 7. Some printers comes with an install network printer wizard, which is designed to give network administrators a simple printer installation tool and also give help for customers who need an easy network printer installation process.
Following points explains about network printer, its benefits and ways to add network printer to Windows Vista:
- Network printer
- Adding network printer
Now the average household has multiple computer systems and share available resources over a home network. No one wants their house cluttered up with unnecessary equipments and this is exactly the reason why many users want to use a network printer. If you have three computer systems on your home network you would only need one printer for all of them. Windows Vista allows you to use computer hardware that is connected to another computer on your network.
A network printer can be a printer that is already installed on one computer in your home network and it does not have anything special. You need to know the actual name of the computer that the printer is installed on. Printer sharing has to be enabled, to do this go to control panel click printers’ settings icon. Then right click on the printer icon and select the sharing option. Also create a name for your printer there.
To add a network printer to Windows Vista, first go to the control panel. In the left bar of the control panel, click on the switch to classic view button. Then click on the printer and faxes icon and choose to add printer in the left sidebar. Then there appear a dialog box, there you can choose add a network printer option and ask the computer to find it. Some of the benefit of having a network printer is that the user only need one printer for the entire network and can save money on office equipment.
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