How to change printer name in windows 10

A user asked in the comment section of this blog about changing the display name of printer in windows 10. I am giving you steps to change  printer name in windows 10 as per your wish. Normally, default name of printers tends to confuse users and users want to rename it to a more easy to recognize name. Renaming a printer is very easy, just follow screenshots below to do that.

How to change printer name in windows 10

Step 1 – Press windows key + x to open menu in the left screen of your windows 10 pc.



Step 2 – Now, click on control panel to open it.

open-control-panel

 

 

Step 3 – Click on view devices and printers under hardware & sound section.

 

view-device-printers

 

Step 4 – Now, right click on the printer which you want to rename and click on printer properties.

 

right-click-printer

 

Step 5 – This opens a window, where your printer name is visible in an input field. But, wait, you can not edit it. Click on change properties as shown in screenshot below.

 

change-properties

 

 

Step 6 – Now, in the upcoming window, erase the old name and write new name of the printer as shown by arrow in the given picture.

 

new-name-printer



You just renamed the printer.

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