Microsoft XPS Document Writer Printer is a built-in application on Windows 11; however, it remains turned off by default. To open XPS/OXPS document, you need to install the XPS Viewer application on your PC first. Once you have installed the XPS Viewer on your computer, you can view XPS documents on your PC. Similarly, you need to add a Microsoft XPS Document Writer Printer on your PC to print a document as XPS/OXPS. It will look like another printer when you press
You might often use your physical printer instead of a Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer, and it may be unnecessary for you. While on the other hand, this printer is useful when dealing with XPS/OXPS files. Depends upon your requirement, you can add or remove this printer from your Windows 11 computer or laptop.
This gearupwindows article will guide you on adding or removing the Microsoft XPS Document Writer Printer and XPS Viewer on Windows 11. As said above, by default, it remains deactivated on your PC, so to use it, you need to enable it first.
How to Add or Remove Microsoft XPS Document Writer Printer in Windows 11?
Microsoft XPS Document Writer is an optional feature of Windows 11 that means you can add or remove it according to your needs. To add this printer or your PC, do the following:-
Step 1. Click the
Step 2. On the Windows Features window that opens, check/uncheck the option
Once you complete the above steps, the Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer will be added or removed from your PC, depends upon your selection.
If you have added a Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer to your PC while taking print out, you will see this printer in the list.
How to Install XPS Viewer in Windows 11?
Step 1. Press
Step 2. On the right side window of Apps, click on the
Step 3. Now, click on the
Step 4. On the pop-up window that appears, type XPS on the search box. In the available search results, check the checkbox “XPS Viewer” and then click on the Next button.
After executing the above steps, the XPS Viewer application is installed on your PC. Now, you can open XPS and OXPS documents on your computer.