To print a test page on Windows XP, open Printers and Faxes, which is accessible through the Control Panel. Right click on the relevant printer icon and select the Properties option. Click the Print Test Page button on the lower right corner of the window.
Before printing a test page, power up your printer and install any necessary printer drivers. Note that when you open the Windows control panel, you may see a list of several printers available to the computer. Each printer icon has a name and status information written next to it, which you can use to identify the target printer.