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How to Stop Adding Printer on Windows 11

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Hello everyone, in this article we will show you how Stop adding a printer in Windows 11. In Windows 11, there is a simple feature to install or add a local or network printer. However, if you want, you can prevent users from adding a local or network printer using known methods or options. To do this, you can use one of the two Windows 11 features described in this article.

In this article, we will show you how to prevent printers from being added to Windows 11 computers. There is a simple feature in Windows 11 to install or add a local or network printer. However, if you want, you can prevent users from adding a local or network printer using known methods or options. To do this, you can use one of the two Windows 11 features described in this article. Once you disable adding printers, the Add device option in the Settings app to add a printer or scanner will be grayed out. In this article, we will talk about how to disable adding a printer in Windows 11.

Steps to stop adding a printer in Windows 11

To disable File and Printer Sharing for your phone adapter

  • Click Start, select Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network.
  • Click TCP/IP->Dial-up Adapter, click Properties, then the Bindings tab.
  • Click to clear the File and printer sharing check box, click OK, and then click OK.
  • Restart your computer.
  • This will disable the file and printer sharing component for the telephone network adapter only. Local network file or printer sharing is not affected. The Internet is connected to a broadband device, which is connected to a hub, which in turn is connected to home computers. To configure a network for secure file and printer sharing on a network adapter that is accessible to the Internet, unlink file and printer sharing from the TCP/IP binding to the adapter:

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  • Click Start, select Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network.
  • Click TCP/IP->Network Adapter, click Properties, then the Bindings tab.
  • Click to clear the File and printer sharing check box, click OK, and then click OK. Restart your computer.
  • Install NetBEUI. Click Start, select Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network.
  • Click Add, click Protocol, click Manufacturers, click Microsoft, and then double-click NetBEUI.
  • Click OK to restart your computer.
  • These procedures should be repeated on computers that need to share files or access shared files but whose adapter is exposed to the Internet.

    Final words

    We hope you enjoy our article on how to stop adding a printer in Windows 11. Although Windows 11 can set up drivers for hardware without user intervention, you may not want the system to install them automatically. For example, if the system keeps trying to install an incompatible version or a driver with an error, causing unwanted problems. Or you may want to prevent Windows 11 from automatically installing drivers because there is a newer or older version that works better with your device.

    Originally posted 2022-09-12 12:14:10.

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