Printer Install Instruction Sheet:
Windows 7 Edition


If you don't know if you are running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows:

  1. Right click on Computer and select Properties

  2. The resulting window will list Windows as either 32-bit or 64-bit

STEP 1: Getting the driver

1.      Click Here(or Here for 64 bit users) to get your driver. You should see a window that looks like: 

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(Note that this may look different in different web browsers, e.g. Firefox or Internet Explorer, etc.)

2.      Click the Save File button. If asked save the file to your desktop for ease of use. When the file is finished downloading, double click on it in the downloads list. You may have this box pop up: 

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If so click the Run button.

3.      The file will open in one of a few different extracting programs, however the dialog box should look very similar to:

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4.      Notice that the folder is listed as C:\temp\z46138L6. Remember the folder C:\temp\z46138L6\32bit or \64bit for 64bit users. You have completed step one.

STEP 2: Installing the printer

Note that this can ONLY be done after the new printer has been delivered and set up.  Make sure you have fully completed step one before attempting.

1.      First click the windows icon on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, and then click devices and printers. Select Add a Printer:

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2.      Select Add a Local Printer (I know you may be tempted to add a network printer but that is not how this is set up).

3.      Select Create a new Port and in the drop down menu select Standard TCP/IP Port:

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4.      Now for the first of two tough steps. You have to locate the name of your printer. This page should give you which printer name to use. Look through the table to find your department and location of printer.  Then copy the entry in the Host Name of Printer column. Copy the printer name exactly as listed. For example if you are in the Math department you need to type Make sure to uncheck "Query the Priner Automatically." Select which driver to use box, since this will only slow you down. If you have done this step correctly you should get this window:

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Now select Have Disk.

If you got this window instead:

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Click the back arrow and try typing in the name again. If you still are having issues first check with other users in your department to see if they are having similar issues, then check with your DSS to make sure that the name is correct.

5.      Now the second tough part, navigating to the folder. Remember C:\temp\z46138L6\32bit? If you didn't that's fine, I had to look it up myself. Copy and paste that line into the window like so:

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6.      The last few steps are fairly straightforward. Click the OK button and then select PCL 6 Driver for Universal Print and click the Next button.

7.      Name your printer, be sure to mention if it is black and white or color. If you have other Ricoh printers that you may be printing to, be sure to mention where the printer is.

8.      The printer driver will then install, make sure not to share the printer when asked.

9.      It is your choice whether to make the printer default or not, or print a test page. Congratulations you have completed step 2.

Final Step (Advanced Users only): Accessories, User codes, and Trays oh my.

If you have never had to type in a number to print a document skip this step. Similarly, if you would like to utilize stapling, hole punching, or any of the other advanced features you will also need to do the last step.

1.      Go back in to the devices and printers window where you went for in the first step of step 2. Right click on the printer you just installed and click Printer Preferences. You will see a little window informing you the printer is updating your options. When it is finished you should be able to configure any extra options your printer allows you. You can also get to the same screen by going to the printer properties menu in your favorite program to print from (e.g. Microsoft Word).

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2.      To enable user code prints click on the valid access option and type in your User Code (WesID) in the User Code box. You may have to do this every time you print in color, although certain programs (Microsoft Word for example) will automatically fill in this box for you after your first successful print.