Windows 10 Printing

The directions below allow a computer running Windows 10 to print to the Faculty and Staff  HP-networked laser printers across campus. Please go here for Faculty and Staff Network printing to Xerox MFD's and here for PaperCut Printing in the Computing Labs.

Before adding a new HP-networked printer, find out the queue name, manufacturer and model number of your printer.  (The queue name will be a set of six numbers and letters, usually starting with the letter P and containing the first three letters of your building name.) If you cannot find the queue name, please contact the Computing Help Desk (x3333) for assistance.

Before installing the printers, you will first need to make sure your computer is on the Wellesley Secure wireless network. When you select this network for the first time, you will be prompted to accept a security certificate on your computer. If you need to enter a username and password, you should enter the username and password you use to log into your computer, not your Wellesley credentials.

Adding a new HP printer

  1. Click on the Windows Button.
  2. Click on Settings (gear icon) in the list.
  3. Click on Devices.
  4. On the right-hand side of the page, find the Related Settings section.
  5. Click on Devices and printers.
  6. In the toolbar, click Add a Printer.
  7. In the Add a device window, click on the link at the bottom that says The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  8. In the Find a printer by other options window, choose Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, then click Next.
  9.  Click Create a new port, select Standard TCP/IP Port, and click Next.
  10. In the Device type drop-down box select the following:
  • Device type:  TCP/IP Device (this may already be selected and may be grayed out; that’s fine).
  • Hostname or IP address field:  enter the hostname (the queue name) of your printer.  For example, if your queue name is pgrh1b, enter pgrh1b.
  • The same information will automatically be typed into the Port name field.
  • Uncheck the box for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use.
  • Click Next.
  1. In the Install the printer driver window, select HP from the list of Manufacturers and select the model number of your printer. When selecting the model, choose the printer that ends in PS, not PCL.  If the printer model is not listed or has only a PCL driver listed, please follow the directions below to install the HP Universal Printing Utility for Windows 10.
  • download this driver package, upd-503-ps64 .
  • Double-click on the downloaded driver package (upd-503-ps64.exe) and click Run when prompted by Windows. Then click Unzip in the WinZip window. After the files are extracted, click OK and then Close. You may now delete the upd-503-ps64 files.
  • In the Add Printer window, click Have Disk.
  • In the Install from Disk window, click Browse and select C:\HP Universal Print Driver v5.0.3 for Windows x64 - PostScript\ folder and click Open. You should not have to select a specific file, but if you are prompted to, select any file listed. In the Install from Disk window, click OK.
  • Select HP Universal Printing PS and click Next.
  1. If a Which version of the driver do you want to use? window appears, select Replace the current driver and click Next.
  2. In the Type a printer name window, type in the queue name of the printer before the manufacturer and model number.  Decide if you want to have this printer be your default printer or not, then click Next.
  3. Windows will now finish setting up the printer on your computer. This will take about a minute.
  4. You will be asked if you would like to share the printer. Click Do not share this printer, and Next.
  5. When the setup is complete you will have the option of printing a test page. It is a good idea to print a test page so that you can verify the printer works correctly, but it is not necessary. Click Finish to exit the setup wizard.
  6. The printer should now be listed in the Printers window, and will be available in all applications.
  7. This printer has a duplex unit.  If you’d like to print double-sided:
  • Click on the Windows Button.
  • Click on Settings (gear icon) in the list.
  • Click on Devices.
  • On the right-hand side of the page, find the Related Settings section.
  • Click on Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on the printer you want to set to duplex and select Printer Properties (6th option from the top).
  • In the next window, go to the Advanced tab and click Printing Defaults.
  • In the Printing Defaults window, go to the Finishing tab. In the Document Options section, check the checkbox for Print on Both Sides and click OK.
  • In the Properties window, click OK.