How to change port settings for printers in Windows 10

First off, click on start, then type “printers” and you should see “Devices and Printers”, click on that

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Find your printer and click on it once, then click on “Print Server Properties”

Update 9/14/17 – If this doesn’t work for you, try typing control panel, then clicking in it. Find “View Devices and Printers” and click on it.

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Once the Print server properties dialog appears, click on the tab which reads “ports”.

You should see an option for “Configure Port”.

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Or you may see “Change Port Settings” on the bottom of the dialog.

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Note (9/14/17): If these steps don’t work for you, I’m willing to bet you have a USB printer that just isn’t being recognized. Try unplugging both the power and the USB port from the printer. Then plug in the USB cable, and the power.

If this still doesn’t help, I would uninstall everything related to the printer, unplug the USB cable, and the re-install it. This has helped me out, especially with those fancy all in one printers.

3 thoughts on “How to change port settings for printers in Windows 10”

  1. hello, this has been helpful but when I try to configure the port settings in Windows 10, I get the following error:

    “An error occurred during port configuration.”

    “This operation is not supported.”

    and I cannot make any changes…

    1. I updated the post a little bit. I see this error a lot when it’s a USB printer that just isn’t communicating with the computer. Try unplugging both the power and the USB port from the printer. Then plug in the USB cable, and the power. Then check device manager to see if the printer shows up.

      If this still doesn’t help, I would uninstall everything related to the printer, unplug the USB cable, and the re-install it. This has helped me out, especially with those fancy all in one printers.

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