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How To Rename A Printer In Windows 10

Make It Easier To Print If You Have Multiple Devices!

List of Printers in Control Panel.

This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to rename a printer on your PC or laptop.

When you connect a printer to your PC, Windows 10 will add and install it and save its name according to the printers make or model.

If you want to change the name of your printer as you have a few connected to your PC, or you just simply want to give it a different name then you can do so by following the easy steps in this tutorial.

To rename a printer:

1. Type Control Panel into Windows search box (In bottom left-hand corner) > Open Control Panel

Windows 10 start menu search Control Panel.

2. Change ‘View by’ to small icons (Drop down menu in top right hand corner of Control Panel) > Click on Devices and Printers

Windows 10 Control Panel showing Devices and Printers option.

3. Right click on the printer you want to rename > Click on ‘Printer Properties’ 

Printer context menu showing Device Properties option.

4. Click on ‘Change properties’ > Type in a new name for the printer in the top box > Press OK > Printer will change name (If it hasn’t just refresh page)

Printer Properties showing rename box for the device.

Check out the video tutorial here on How To Rename A Printer In Windows 10 PC Tutorial if you are getting stuck.

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