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How to add a local printer on Vista and remap it to a network printer

 

Many Vista printer issues can be fixed by adding it as local printer and recapture it as a network printer (check this link for more details: Vista Print Issues.

 

To add a local printer on Vista and remap it to a network printer, please following these steps.

 

1. Run Printers by typing print or open the Control Panel>Hardware and Sounds.

 

2. Click Add a printer.

 

3. Choose Add a local printer

 

 

4. In Choose a printer port, select LPT#. In most cases, LTP1 should be fine.

 

 

5. Follow the instruction to complete the installation.

 

6. Right click on the printer you just added, then choose the Properties.

 

7. Choose Ports>Add Port>New Port. Enter a port name, for example \\servername\printername.

 

8. Check the port you just created, for example, 192.168.10.99.

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