Printing to a Public Printer from Windows 8 and 10

Printing to a Public Printer from Windows 8 and 10

If this is the first time you have printed to this printer you will need to add the printer to your list of available printers. The instructions below will guide you through the process. You will only need to do this once for each printer you wish to use.

  1. First, when in Desktop view, move your mouse to the right corner and you will see Search. Click it and search for "Control Panel".
    Control Panel
  2. Go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound page, and click Advanced printer setup.
    Add Printer
  3. Your computer will now attempt to scan for printers on the network. Instead of waiting for that, click on the item at the bottom for 'The printer that I want isn't listed'
    Not Listed
  4. Click on 'Select a shared printer by name...', and then type in the printer name. Use the appropriate printer name from table below. Type the name in exactly as you see it in the table. Click Next.
    Printer Name Location
    \\PS3\AH-020-COPYROOM Arts, Humanities Center, Room A020
    \\PS3\FACULTY-ROOM Charles Phelps Taft Hall, Faculty Room
    \\PS3\LIBRARY-MAIN Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library, Main Floor
    \\PS3\MOORHEAD ACADEMIC CENTER COPIER Moorhead Academic Center
    \\PS3\MORTARA-HALLWAY-PRINTER Mortara, Located in the Hallway
    \\PS3\WU-118-PRINTER Lady Ivy Kwok Wu Science and Mathematics Center, First Floor, Room 118
    \\PS3\WU-212-CONF-ROOM Lady Ivy Kwok Wu Science and Mathematics Center, Second Floor, Room 212, Covington Conference Room
    \\PS3\WU-1ST-STUDYAREA Lady Ivy Kwok Wu Science and Mathematics Center, First Floor Study Area
    \\PS3\WU-2ND-STUDYAREA Lady Ivy Kwok Wu Science and Mathematics Center, Second Floor Study Area
    \\PS3\WU-3RD-STUDYAREA Lady Ivy Kwok Wu Science and Mathematics Center, Third Floor Study Area

    Printer Name
  5. If prompted that you need to install the printer driver, click Install driver.
    Install Driver
  6. If you receive a User Account Control prompt, click Continue.
  7. Click 'Next'.
  8. Choose whether you want that printer to be your default, and click 'Finish'. The printer will snow show up in your printer list.
    Default Printer
  9. You can close the Devices and Printers window. The printer is now set up and ready to use.