To enable iOS 4.2 AirPrint feature on Windows, follow the step-by-step guide below. This guide is applicable to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users.
Installing the latest iTunes is simple enough, launch iTunes and you should be presented with the following dialog to allow you to install the latest version.
Steps to Enable AirPrint on Windows 7/Vista/XP:
Go to C:\Program Files and create a new folder called AirPrint as shown in the screen shot below:
You now have an empty directory;
Download AirPrint.zip from here (Mirror) and unzip it in the AirPrint folder you created in the above steps.
Open the zipped file and click on Extract All Files
Choose Browse to locate the directory you created:
The files are extracted to the directory:
Go to run and type "CMD" to open Command Prompt as shown in the screen shot below:
Now you have a command prompt:
Now type the following set of commands:
sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= "C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s" depend= "Bonjour Service" start= auto
sc.exe start AirPrint
As soon as you start the AirPrint service, Windows Firewall you may be prompted to allow or deny AirPrint features to be shared over networks. Click on Allow access button.
Thats it. Now open documents from supported apps or any of your emails from your device with iOS 4.2 installed and click on the Print option to print the document wirelessly over a Wifi connection.
in this example, I am printing a web page. To start, touch the bent arrow icon next to bookmarks icon. You will be presented with a dialog window with "Print" as an option.
Touching "Print" will bring up the Printer Options dialog. Touch "select printer".
You will now see any local printer that is shared from your desktop. Touch the printer name.
You now have the option to select the number of copies you want to print. Touch "Print" to begin printing.
A notification window will appear to show status of the print job.
If you have a problem printing, let me know what issue you are having.
If you see your printer, but get only a spinning wheel when you select it, you can do the following:
Create a local user called print and add a password to it.
Modify the local printer's properties and look for the security tab. Add the new user to the list of users that can access the printer.