How to Rename Printer Windows 10

by Anthony Clark

If you are new to Windows 10, or have upgraded from an older version of the operating system, it is important to know how to rename your printer. This will help you manage your devices more easily and make them easier to find when you need them.

Most printers come with a default name like "HP Laserjet P1102w" but they can be renamed in just a few simple steps on Windows 10.

It is a common practice for us to rename our printers with a more personalized name. This way, we can easily tell the difference between our different printers and what they are being used for.

Printers are often renamed to make them easier to find and manage on a Windows computer. There are three ways to rename a printer on a Windows computer: through the Control Panel, using the Printers folder, or with PowerShell. Each of these methods has its own set of steps that must be followed in order to change the name of a printer. The most efficient way to rename a printer is by using PowerShell.

Steps to Rename a Printer Using the Control Panel

In order to rename a printer using the control panel, you'll need to open up the Printers and Scanners window. You can do this by searching for "Printers and Scanners" in the Start Menu and clicking on the corresponding result.

Once the winow is open, locate the printer you want to rename and right-click on it. From the menu that pops up, select "Rename." A new window will appear where you can enter in the name you want for your printer.

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When you're finished, click "OK" and your printer will be renamed!

Steps to Rename a Printer Using the Printers Folder

  1. Open the Printers folder by clicking on the Start menu and choosing Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click on the printer you want to rename and choose Properties from the menu.
  3. Click on the General tab and type in the new name for your printer.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Steps to Rename a Printer with PowerShell

  1. Open PowerShell as an administrator.
  2. Type in the following command to rename the printer:
  3. Rename-Printer -NewName "My Printer" -ComputerName "localhost"
  4. You will be prompted to enter the new name for the printer.
  5. Press Enter to finish.
  6. You can now close PowerShell.
Unable to rename printer windows 10
Unable to rename printer windows 10

How Do I Change My HP Printer Name?

If you would like to change the name that your HP printer is listed as, you can do so by following these steps:

1. Open the Printers and Scanners window. You can do this by searching for "printers" in the Start menu and clicking on the Printers and Scanners option.

2. In the Printers list, right-click on the printer you want to rename and select Properties from the context menu.

3. On the General tab of the Properties window, type a new name for your printer in the Name field and click OK. The new name will now be displayed in the Printers list.

4. If you want to make the new printer name the default, select it and click Set as Default.

Changing your HP printer's name is a quick and easy way to personalize it and make it stand out from the others on your network. Enjoy!

How Do I Find My Printer Name in Windows 10?

Here's how you can find the name of your printer in Windows 10.

  1. Open the Start menu
  2. Type 'printers' in the search bar and open Printers & scanners
  3. Click on Devices and printers
  4. Look for your printer's name under Printer properties, then click Connect as shown below
  5. If you have a network printer, find it by clicking Add a printer or scanner from Windows 10 device
  6. Select your wireless network from the list of available networks.

If you want to use PowerShell to get information about your printers, run the following command:

Get-Printer | Select Name, DeviceID

This will display the name and device ID for all of your printers.

If you want to use the Printui.exe tool, run the following command:

Printui.exe /q /a "\\server\share"

This will open a list of all the printers on the server or share specified. You can then select the printer you want to use and click OK.

How Do I Know the Name of My Printer?

Imagine you're in the office and there's a printer in front of you. You need to print something but you don't know what it's called.

How would you go about solving this issue? Well, usually by asking someone who knows. But if they are no help, then here is how to figure out the name of your printer:

  1. Open up any browser on your computer
  2. Type "Ctrl+P" (hold down ctrl while pressing P key)
  3. A list should appear with all printers connected to that computer. This will be sorted alphabetically by manufacturer name, so scroll through until you find yours

Conclusion for Best Ways to Rename Printer on Windows

We hope this article has helped you in your printer renaming endeavors. If not, be sure to reach out to us in the comments below and we will do our best to help you out. Additionally, if you know of any other methods or tricks for renaming printers on Windows that we did not mention here, feel free to share them with us and everyone else reading this post. Finally, don't forget to spread the word about this guide by sharing it on social media or simply clicking on one of the buttons below.

About Anthony Clark

Anthony Clark always had a passion for digital drawing and printing ever since he was young. He would wander around his parents' house in Phoenix, Arizona drawing various things with his older digital tablet. Be it just a memory collection or a portrayal of anything: objects, parents, school, events, etc. He received his BA in Graphic Design at San Jose State University - the heart of Silicon Valley. Now Mr. Clark is excited to present his experience coupled with some colorful dips to help shape the future of printing.

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