How to Add Network Printer to Windows® XP®
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Windows XP was released after Windows 98 and Windows 2000 Professional Operating Systems. The two main editions of Windows XP are home edition and professional edition. The features contained in professional edition of Windows XP not found in XP Home Edition like remote desktop and automated system recovery. Microsoft has released three different service packs for Windows XP each of which fixed security flaws and introduced various software and hardware support updates. Windows XP contains several display related assistive technology features. The network printers are printers installed over a private network such as local area network. Network printers are used for printing documents from various computer terminals in the network. Many versions of Windows Operating Systems have different procedures on how to add a network printer.
Following are the advantages of network printer and the ways to add network printer to Windows XP:
- Ways to add network printer
Printers are one of the major peripheral devices used by home computer systems. Without a network, the printer is usually connected to one system. With a home network, the user only needs to select the printer and give the print instructions to launch the process. Network printers create connection to the network by being installed at some specific USB port of the main computers of the central offices and take commands of printing from the various terminals connected.
The ability to print through a network is one of the nice features available with a home network. To use this feature, your computer does not even have to be physically connected to the printer. You can connect your printer to your network either wirelessly or by cable. Setting up a network printer for use with your Windows XP computer system is quite simple as Microsoft makes this process very straightforward.
To add a network printer to Windows XP computer, first you have to open the control panel utility. From the control panel, click the switch to classic view button. Select the printer and faxes icon and choose the add printer option in the left sidebar of the control panel. Then there appear a dialog box, there you can select add a network printer option and ask the computer to find it. The printer is now added to your computer or other computer within the home network.
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