Saving Printer Settings

These instructions are meant to help save network printer settings when changing computers or transferring files to a new computer. See your printer manufacturer's website for configuring a new Windows 10 computer for printers previously directly attatched to a Windows 7 or 8 computer. 
 

1. Open the Start menu, search "Devices and Printers" and click that option. 
    

2. Right-click on the printer whose settings you'd like to save and click "Printer Properties." 
     

3. Press the PrtSc button to take a screenshot of the information in the general tab, open a Word document, and press Ctrl + V to paste the image.
  • Alternatively, you can record the printer name and model on paper. 
    
 
4. Click on the "Ports" tab then the "Configure Port" button. 
     

5. Press the PrtSc button to take a screenshot of the information in the general tab, open your Word document, and press Ctrl + V to paste the image.
  • Alternatively, you can record the "Port Name" and "Printer Name or IP Address" on paper.
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6. Close the printer settings windows and save your Word document (or keep your settings recorded in a safe place.) 
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