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Install a local printer driver Windows 7
  1. Click on the Start button, then click on Devices and Printers to get to the Devices and Printers window.
  2. Click the Add a printer button above the list of devices.
  3. Under What type of printer do you want to install, select Add a local printer.
  4. Under Choose a printer port, mark the option to Create a new port.
  5. Make sure that Standard TCP/IP Port is selected in the drop down, and then click Next.
  6. Type in the IP address of the printer in the Hostname or IP address field.  
  7. Make sure the Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use is checked, and then click the Next button.
  8. If you get a version conflict message asking which version of the driver to use, select the Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended), unless the local printer is being installed to test a different version of the drivers.  You will need to know the location of the test printer drivers.

Install a local printer driver in Windows 8 (8.1)

  1. Bring up the Advanced Printer Setup by holding down the Windows Key and pressing the S key, and then type Advanced Printer Setup in the search box.
  2. Click on Advance Printer Setup in the search results below.  
  3. Click on The printer that I want isn't listed.
  4. Mark the Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname, and click Next.
  5. In the Device type drop down, select TCP/IP Device. 
  6. Type in the IP address of the printer in the Hostname or IP address field, and click Next.
  7. Make sure the Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use is checked, and then click the Next button.
  8. If you get a version conflict message asking which version of the driver to use, select the Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended), unless the local printer is being installed to test a different version of the drivers.  You will need to know the location of the test printer drivers.

Install a local printer driver in Windows 10

  1.  Click on the Start button, then click on Settings.
  2. Click on Devices.
  3. Select Printers & scanners in the menu on the left.
  4. Click Add a printer or scanner.
  5. Click on The printer that I want isn't listed link.
  6. Mark the Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname, and click Next.
  7. In the Device type drop down, select TCP/IP Device. 
  8. Type in the IP address of the printer in the Hostname or IP address field, and click Next.
  9. Make sure the Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use is checked, and then click the Next button.
  10. If you get a version conflict message asking which version of the driver to use, select the Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended), unless the local printer is being installed to test a different version of the drivers.  You will need to know the location of the test printer drivers.

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