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Network Printer Installation for Windows 7 & 8

Back to Printing at Hamilton College

Installing the Printer
Installing the PaperCut Client
Using the PaperCut Client

NOTE: In January 2009, ITS implemented a print management system.  Printing from your own personal computer can be done in one of two ways:

  1. “Lite” printing through the Web – webprint.hamilton.edu.  Use this to print Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF documents.  See Web Print Using PaperCut - https://my.hamilton.edu/information-technology-services/resource-center/web-print-using-papercut-1-1 for details.
  2. Install a printer and the PaperCut client on your computer and print from any application on your computer.  These instructions follow.

Installing the Printer

  1. Press the    (Microsoft logo) + the letter "r" to invoke the Run command window.
  2. Next to Open, enter \\printx. Click OK.

  1. Enter your network username and password. Click OK.

  1. Close the printer window that appears.

  1. Click on your Windows Start button. 
  2. Click on Devices and Printers, then click on Add a printer
  3. The next two steps need to be done in quick succession to prevent the computer from getting taken off the network.  Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer, and then QUICKLY click on The printer that I want isn’t listedDo not allow Windows to spend time automatically searching for available printers.


  1. Choose the second option and select Browse. Type \\printx\ followed by the name of the network printer as shown (e.g. MPC-A). 
ITS & IC Lab Printers Model #
Burke-001-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
CJ-Students-A HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M601dn
KJ-103-A HP LaserJet 4350
KJ-202-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
KJ-204-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
KJ-229-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
Levitt-Center-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
List-220-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
MPC-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
MPC-B HP LaserJet P4010 Series
Science-Center-3019-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
Science-Center-3039-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
Writing-Center-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
Writing-Center-B HP LaserJet P4010 Series
Days-Massolo-A HP LaserJet 4350
IC-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series
IC-B HP LaserJet P4010 Series
IC-C HP LaserJet P4010 Series
IC-D HP LaserJet P4010 Series
IC-E HP LaserJet 4350
IC-G HP LaserJet P4010 Series
QSR-A HP LaserJet 4350
Sadove-A HP LaserJet P4010 Series



  1. Enter your credentials when prompted. Be sure to include hamilton-s\ before your username (i.e. hamilton-s\hdstudent).

  1. Click on Next.
  2. The Windows Printer Installation window will appear indicating progress.

  1. If you see the Do you trust this printer? Window, click on Install driver.

  1. You will see the Windows Printer Installation window again showing the progress of copying files.
  2. Once complete, the Add Printer window will appear indicating the successful addition of the printer. Click on Next, and then Finish.
  3. The printer will be added as the default printer.  If you are using CITRIX, you’ll need this to be the case.  Otherwise, you can make another printer the default by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting Set as default printer.

  1. Close the printer window. 

Installing the PaperCut Client

To install the PaperCut Client on your personal computer, the following system requirements must be met:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / 2003 / XP / 2000 / NT 4.0 / ME / 98 / 95 incl. 64 bit versions
  • 128 MB or greater RAM
  • Hard Disk – 70 MB – full local installation
  1. The installer is located on the Academic server.  Press the + to invoke the Run command window.
  2. In the Run Window, enter:  \\academic\software\SW Depot\Papercut. Click OK.

  1. In the window that appears, enter your network username (hamilton-s\username) and password. Click OK.

  1. Double-click on the PaperCut Windows Installer.

  1. In the window that appears, enter your network username (hamilton-s\username) and password. Click OK.
  2. If a User Account Control Window appears asking Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?  Click Yes.
  3. You may be asked to again provide your network username and password.
  4. In the Setup – PaperCut NG Client Window that appears, click on Next.

  1. Click on I accept the agreement and then click on Next.

  1. In the Select Destination Location Window, click on Next.
  2. In the Select Components Window, click on Next.
  3. In the Ready to Install Window, click on Install.
  4. Click on Finish.
  5. Enter your network username and password.

  1. You are ready to print. 

Using the PaperCut Client

  1. Open the application from which you need to print.
  2. Select Print from the appropriate menu.
  3. Choose the printer to which you want to print.
  4. You’ll see the “cost” of your print job. Click on Print.

  1. At any time, you can see how much you’ve printed by clicking on the PaperCut icon in the System Tray.

  1. If you want to see more details, click on Details…

  1. Enter your network username and password. Click on Login.

  1. In addition to seeing the number of pages you’ve printed, you’ll also see your environmental impact.


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