Print From Snow Leopard To Windows 7


So you have a printer connected to your Windows PC and you bring an Apple computer into your network / home / business and want to be able to print from your Apple / Mac to your Windows printer.

Here is the solution to this using Windows 7.

On the Windows 7 PC :    

  • Open the Control Panel  
  • Go to “Programs and Features”  
  • Go to “Turn Windows Features on or off”      
  • Locate and click on the “LPD Print Service” under “Print and Document Services”  
  • Now go to “Hardware and Sound “and open up view devices and printers.Make sure the printer you want to use is shared with a name that has no spaces , I call my HP Officejet Pro 8500 HP

On your Mac:

  • Open “System Preferences” – “Print & Fax”  
  • Click “+” to add a printer    
  • Right click anywhere on the tool bar and select “Customize Toolbar” then drag with your mouse and or touchpad the “Advanced” button to the toolbar    
  • Select “Advanced”   
  • In the “Type:” field select “LPD/LPR Host or Printer”    
  • In the “URL:” field enter lpd://your windows ip address/your printers share name; (e.g., lpd:// Remember the IP address is the address of your PC which is assigned by your router 
  • Select your printer software using the print using setting and select your printer software from the list Finally click the “Add” button and you printer will be added 
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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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