How to Install AirPrint on Windows 10 for Printing from iPod

AirPrint for Windows 7, 8 and10, 64 bit

Frustrated from seeing the print option on my iPod and not being able to print anything to my wi-fi and bluetooth enabled printer, I did a search on installing AirPrint on a Windows 7 PC. After following instructions on several websites and reading the comments, I compiled the following instruction list; hopefully now all in one place.

Note: I have read comments on other blogs that this will not work on OS 5.0 but that is not true. They are trying to get you to purchase a paid program to do the same thing.

The following hardware is what I have:
Windows 7 computer
iPod 4G with OS 5.0.1
HP Photosmart Premium printer
Wireless wi-fi router

1/ Go to “Devices and Printers” and enable “sharing” for your printer (right click on the printer and select “properties” and select the “sharing” tab).

2/ Download for free and install.

Unzip and place in C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\ (will need administrative permission)
There should be 3 files in the folder.

3/Type cmd.exe (Command Prompt) in the search (run) window in the Start menu. Alternatively, you will find it in the Programs>Accessories menu.

Right click the program icon and select “Run as Administrator”.

Type the following at the command prompt (c:\windows\system32>):

sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files(x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto


Should get response “[SC} CreateService SUCCESS”

Type the following at the command prompt (c:\windows\system32>):

sc.exe start AirPrint

Several lines will appear beginning with;
will appear, followed by the command prompt.

You can now close the Command Prompt window

At some point, you will need to allow the program in the Windows Firewall.

4/ Confirm AirPrint is running.

Go to Control Panel>System and Security>Administrative Tools

Select “Services” in the middle pain. A new window opens and you should see AirPrint in the list.
If you ever need to stop or restart the service, you can do it from here.

Your printer should also appear on your iPod with a lock on it.

5/ Open port 631 TCP on your PC’s Firewall.

Follow the instructions for opening a port in Windows Help under “Open a port in Windows Firewall”.

6/ Restart the AirPrint Service as noted in point 4 above but 1st, do the following:

Before restarting Airprint, I enabled guest account here:
Control Panel>User Accounts and Family Safety>User Accounts>Manage Another Account
I restarted the AirPrint Service, then turned off the guest account.
I’m not sure if that had any effect but I don’t get asked for a username and password on my iPod.


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