If you are facing any difficulties in following the manual procedure to enable AirPrint service on Windows, you can now use this Easy installer (by TadGhostal). The installer is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. For the uninformed, iOS 4.2.1 comes with a unique feature called AirPrint which allows you to print your documents, emails, web-pages and photos over a Wifi connection with your Apple iOS device.
- Download and install iTunes 10.1 from here
- Make sure the printer is setup as a shared printer on your local PC
- Printer and iOS device should share the same Wifi connection
- Make sure you have full administrator privileges to enable / disable services on your PC
How to Install Airprint for Windows Easily
Download the installer for Windows from here. Once downloaded, right-click on setup.exe and choose Run as administrator from the pop-up menu.
Just follow the on-screen instructions to install the service on Windows:
Once installation completes, Windows Firewall will prompt you allow or deny features to be shared over networks. Click on Allow access button.
Please note that only HP ePrint enabled Photosmart, Officejet and Laserjet printers currently support this service. You don't need any additional network setup if you are using one of these printers and can print any media directly from your iOS device running 4.2.1 or higher. [All the credit to this installer goes to TadGhostal @tadghostal]. You can also check out our Tips Section for other interesting Tips and Tweaks for your idevice.
Update x1: The installer doesn't work on iOS 5. You may try FingerPrint by Collobos instead if your device is running iOS 5 or higher.
Update x2: The newest version of AirPrint Installer is now updated to work with iOS 5 and reportedly iOS 6 as well (file available at the top of this post).Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback