How To Add Printer As Administrator Windows 10

How To Add Printer As Administrator Windows 10

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To know how to add a printer as administrator on Windows 10, keep reading the instructions below.

  • If you have already logged on to your Windows 10 computer, click the Start menu (Windows logo) and select your profile icon.
  • Click on Sign out and choose your administrator account.
  • Enter the login credentials to access your Windows with administrator rights.
  • Connect your computer to the local wireless network using the right wireless settings.
  • Click the Start menu, type ‘cmd’ in the search panel, and hit the Enter key.
  • From the search result, right-click the Command Prompt app and select the Run as administrator option.
How To Add Printer As Administrator Windows 10
  • Type ‘rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /il’ in the Command Prompt window and hit the Enter key to launch the Add printer wizard as an administrator.
  • Turn on your local or network printer and connect it to your computer using a standard USB cable. Otherwise, connect your printer to the same wireless network as your computer.
  • On your computer, choose your printer’s name in the Add Printer window and click Next.
  • If your printer’s name is not listed, click on the ‘The printer I want isn’t listed’ link.
How To Add Printer As Administrator Windows 10

Next, select the Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings option and click the Next button.

How To Add Printer As Administrator Windows 10

Select the Use an existing port option (if your printer is connected via a USB cable) and click Next.

How To Add Printer As Administrator Windows 10
  • Click on Windows Update and wait for the printer drivers to be updated.
  • Choose your printer’s manufacturer name under the Manufacturer pane and select your printer’s model number in the Printers section.
How To Add Printer As Administrator Windows 10
  • Click Next and install the printer driver by following the on-screen prompts.
  • If you wish to open your printer as an administrator, open the Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab.
How To Add Printer As Administrator Windows 10
  • Right-click on your printer’s icon and select the Properties option.
  • Choose the Open as administrator option from the pull-down menu.
  • If prompted, enter your Windows administrator password.
  • You have now completed adding your printer as an administrator on a Windows 10 computer.