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Work with Network Printers - Windows 10

These instructions are for use with computers running Windows 10.

Connect to Network Printers

  1. In the search field at lower left of the Task Bar, type \\walnut (or \\spruce for language schools printers), then press the Enter key to view the full list of printers.
    • TIP: Save time using the exact printer name. Just type in \\walnut\printername (e.g.\\walnut\lib242), then click Install Driver -- and you're done!
    • If you are unsure of the printer name you can use the search field at top right.
  2. Double-click a desired printer to install it.
    • Click the Install driver button if prompted.


Repeat the above steps for each printer you would like to add, then follow directions below to set your default printer -- the one you will use most often.

Set Your Default Printer

If you have added more than one printer you should specify the one you’ll use most often, otherwise Windows 10 will set the default printer to the one used most recently at your current location. Follow these steps to specify a default printer:

  1. Click Start icon-Win10.png then click Settings icon-Win 10.PNG (Settings).
  2. Click Devices.
  3. Scroll down then click the toggle under Let Windows Manage my default printer to turn this feature off.
  4. Click the desired printer’s name under Printers & scanners, then click the Manage button.
  5. Click the Set as Default button, then close the Settings window.


Remove a Network Printer

You can easily remove printers you no longer use. Here's how:

  1. Click Start icon-Win10.png then click Settings icon-Win 10.PNG (Settings).
  2. Click Devices.
  3. In the Printers and scanners section, click on the printer you wish to remove, then click the Remove device button.
  4. Click the Yes button to confirm the printer's removal.


Repeat the above steps for each printer you would like to remove.

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