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Printing from Windows PC

Printer setup

Note: the images in this page are taken from Windows 8, however the instructions have also been successfully tested with Windows 10.

If you follow these instructions and have problems, please see the bottom of this page under Problems

Press the Windows key and the R key on the keyboard at the same time to bring up the Run box, which looks like this:

In the Run window enter: (greyscale)

\\lapserv.maths.cam.ac.uk\ini-participants

In the Run window enter: (colour)

\\lapserv.maths.cam.ac.uk\ini-participants-col

and hit return (or click OK).

You will be asked if you trust the printer so click on "Install Driver"

A User Account Control confirmation dialogue box will appear, asking "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?" about "Printer driver software installation". Say "Yes"

After the drivers have been installed you should get the new printer queue appearing.

The printing preferences can be obtained from the Printer menu option which will let you select things like duplex mode (on printers which are known to support it).

Problems

\\lapserv.maths.cam.ac.uk is not accessible

If you get an error box appearing like this:

You can try pressing the Windows key and the R key at the same time to bring up the Run box:

In the Run window enter:

cmdkey /add:lapserv.maths.cam.ac.uk /user:guest

Error 0x000006d1

If you get an error box appearing like this:

Click the little down arrow next to see details and if the resulting dialogue box looks like this:

Please right click this file win8print.reg save the file on the desktop and double-click it. Windows will ask you whether you want to import the settings in this file into the Registry. You should say Yes, and then restart your computer. Then try adding a printer again following the steps in this page.

 

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