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Network Printer Installation for Windows XP

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 – https://printx.hamilton.edu:9192.  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

XP Home Edition

  1. Click on your Windows Start button.
  2. Click on Control Panel

  1. Depending on the view you have in the Control Panel window, click on either Printers and Other Hardware (and then click on Printers and Faxes) or click on Printers and Faxes.

XP Professional Edition

  1. After clicking on Start, click on Printers and Faxes.

Follow the steps below for both editions:

  1. Click on the link to Add a printer.

  1. Click on Next in the Welcome to the Add Printer Wizard window.
  2. Click on Next to add a network printer.

  1. Type the name of the network printer.  Be sure to include any dashes (-) that appear in the name of the printer. In this example, the printer name is \\printx\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. Click on Next.
  2. If you have not already logged into hamilton-s to get to another server (e.g. SSS, Software, etc.) you may be asked to login.  Please be sure to precede your user ID with hamilton-s\ as shown.  The user ID to enter is your e-mail ID but the password to enter is your SSS password, which is often the same as your e-mail password (but not always).  If neither password works for you, please go to the following address for instructions on how to change your SSS password.


Click on OK after entering your password. 

  1. Click on Yes in the Connect to Printer window.
  2. If you are using CITRIX, you should select Yes to make this your default printer.  Otherwise, you should select No.  Note that if you have no printer installed, the network printer will be set to Yes automatically.
  3. Then, click on Next.

  1. Click on Finish.

  1. You should now see the printer listed in your Printers and Faxes window.  NOTE:  If you did not choose it to be your default printer, you will need to select it from within your application when you go to File and Print.

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.  Click on the Start button and select Run.
  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.
  2. Double-click on the PaperCut Windows Installer

  1. In the Setup – PaperCut NG Client Window that appears, click on Next.

  1. Click on I accept the agreement and then click on Next.
  2. In the Select Destination Location Window, click on Next.
  3. In the Select Components Window, click on Next.
  4. In the Ready to Install Window, click on Install.
  5. Click on Finish.

  1. 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. Chose the printer to which you want to print.
  4. You’ll see the “cost” of your print job.

  1.  Click on Print.
  2. At any time, you can see how much you’ve printed by clicking on the PCClient icon in the Dock.
  3. 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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