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Configure printers for Windows XP

Updated: July 30, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows XP

When you use Windows XP as the guest operating system, you must manually install the printer driver for each printer you want to use. The following steps describe this process.

For more information about configuring printers for virtual machines, see the Windows Virtual PC content (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=158831).

To install a printer driver in Windows XP

  1. Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  2. Under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer. The Add Printer Wizard opens.

  3. On the Local or Network Printer page, select Local printer attached to this computer and clear Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer.

  4. On the Select a Printer Port page, click the drop-down control and select one of the TS number ports and click Next.

  5. On the Install Printer Software page, select Windows Update or Have Disk and complete the wizard.

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