How to Change Printer Name in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to easily change printer name in Windows 10.

When you install a new printer in Windows, it automatically assigns a name based on the printer’s manufacture name, series and/or model number.

This can be helpful for users who wish to use descriptive information to identify the correct printers when printing. Although this is useful, if the printer’s name is too long, you can rename it to something more identifiable.

To get started renaming printers in Windows, follow the steps below:

Renaming Windows Printers

To rename a printer using the Settings app, use these steps:

Click on Start at the bottom left corner, then open Settings.

In the Settings pane, click on Devices and navigate to Printers & scanners.

Under the “Printers & scanners” section, select the printer and click the Manage button.

When you click Manage, it will open the printer settings and properties pane.

When it opens, go to the General page and rename the printer there.

After renaming the printer simply type Apply and Ok to finish.

This is how to change Windows printer name. After completing the steps above, the printer should have the new name you specified.

That’s it!


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