How to Print a Test Page in Windows

Summary: Step-by-step instruction on how to print a Test Page in Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista and XP to confirm that your printer and computer can communicate with each other

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Refer to the section that corresponds to the version of Windows installed on your computer, and then follow the instructions to print a test page, to see whether your printer and computer can communicate with each other.


Table of Contents

  1. Printing a Windows Test Page Using Windows 10
  2. Printing a Windows Test Page Using Windows 8(8.1)
  3. Printing A Windows Test Page Using Windows 7
  4. Printing A Windows Test Page Using Windows Vista
  5. Printing A Windows Test Page Using Windows XP
SLN153411_en_US__1icon Note: When the print the test page does not print, refer to Dell Knowledge Base articles How to Troubleshoot Dell Laser Printers or How to Troubleshoot Dell Inkjet Printers, for steps on how to get your printer and computer to communicate with each other.

Printing A Windows Test Page Using Windows 10

  1. In the Search box on the taskbar, type Devices and Printers.
  2. Touch or click Devices and Printers (Control panel).
  3. Touch and hold or right-click your printer.
  4. Touch or click Printer Properties.
    SLN153411_en_US__1icon Be sure to select Printer Properties and not Properties, or you will not see a Print Test Page button.
  5. Under the General tab, Touch or click Print Test Page.

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Printing A Windows Test Page Using Windows 8(8.1)

  1. From the Desktop, navigate to the start page by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard, or clicking on the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. On the start page type the word "printer", a search is automatically performed.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. From the search results select View Devices and Printers.
  5. Right click on the printer icon, then select Printer Properties.
  6. Click the Print Test Page button on the lower right of the dialogue.

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Printing A Windows Test Page Using Windows 7

  1. Click on the Windows Start Button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select Devices and Printers.
  4. Right click on the printer and select Printer Properties.
  5. Click Print a Test Page.
  6. After the Test Page has printed click OK.
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Printing A Windows Test Page Using Windows Vista

  1. Click on the Windows Start Button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Printer.
  4. Right-click the printer and click Properties.
  5. Click Print Test Page.
  6. After the test page has printed, click Close.

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5. Printing A Windows Test Page Using Windows XP

  1. Click on the Windows Start Button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Printers and Faxes.
  4. Right-click the printer, then click Properties.
  5. Click Print a Test Page.
  6. After the Test Page has printed, click OK.

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Printers & Accessories

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

4

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