How to install a network printer Richo Aficio2045 (Window XP)


This primary for my own personal reference and future reinstallation purpose just in case I need to change a new laptop, I need to know all the details so that I won’t waste too much time meddling in printer drivers .

Firstly download the following drivers from this webpage

RPCS Driver New! Ver.7.61 06/09/2009 3,900 KB (For Microsoft Windows XP)

Download and unzip the files in a location familar to you (for the next step during the HAVE DISK)

Then follow the following installation steps to add new printer

  1. Click Start -> Settings -> Printers & Faxes
  2. Click Add Printer
  3. Click Next
  4. Select “Local Printer attached to this computer” with “Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer”
  5. The wizard was unable to detect any Plug and Play printers. To install the printer manually, click next
  6. Select “Create a new port” and Type of port choose “Standard TCP/IP Port”
  7. Welcome to Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard
  8. Enter Printer Name and Port Name both the same “Aficio2045” without quotes
  9. Select have disk and select the folder where you unzipped the RPCS drivers
  10. After adding the printer, test print and it’s DONE!

Now it’s purring like brand new! :3