Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated February 4, 2019)
If you have a question about whether your printer is working correctly with Windows, one common approach is to print a test page. This is particularly helpful if you seem to be having problems printing within a particular program. The reason it is helpful is because if you can print a test page successfully within Windows, but you cannot print successfully within the program, then you've narrowed down the source of the problem—it has to be with the program itself.
To print a test page on a Windows 8 or Windows10 system, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Devices and Printers screen.
Figure 2. The Properties dialog box for a printer.
If you are using Windows 7, the steps are a bit different, primarily in how you get to the printer drivers on the system:
This tip (10723) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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