Cloud Print for Windows ™ 
 Connect Windows PC Printers to Google Cloud Print

Product Information

Cloud Print for Windows is a Windows PC client for the Google Cloud Print service (Video). Cloud Print for Windows registers local Windows printers with Google Cloud Print (GCP) creating virtual printers within GCP. When you use GCP to print from Gmail, Google Apps or mobile devices, the virtual printers registered by Cloud Print for Windows will be available for you to select. Cloud Print for Windows monitors these virtual printers and when a print job is submitted, it downloads the job to your PC and prints it on the corresponding local Windows printer. Cloud Print for Windows does not require Google Chrome and will monitor GCP printers even when you are not logged on.

Cloud Print for Windows also supports sending print jobs from your Windows PC to any GCP printers you have registered under your Google user name or have been shared with you by others. Upload files directly to GCP virtual printers quickly and easily. Supports Google Docs, HP ePrint printers registered with GCP or any printer with built-in GCP support.

Cloud Print for Windows includes a Windows Virtual printer feature that puts your Google Cloud printers right into the Windows printer menu. Easily print directly from Windows applications such as Outlook, Word or Excel to your Google printers. The Virtual Printer does not require you to interact with Google Cloud Print every time you print. The Virtual Printer is fully compatible with Windows Remote (mapped) printing, Remote Desktop and Terminal Services. See the Cloud Print for Windows help for a detailed discussion of the virtual printer feature.

Cloud Print for Windows integrates your Windows PC with the Google Cloud Print service.

Check out our YouTube Channel for getting started and how-to videos.

Cloud Print for Windows is available in Free, Standard and Professional Editions. The Free Edition is limited to registering one printer, one page print jobs, no printer sharing. Submitting print jobs to GCP is limited to three per day. The Standard Edition has no printer, page or submission limits but does not allow printer sharing. The Professional Edition includes printer sharing. Printer sharing is the ability to share a single printer registered with Google by Cloud Print with any number of other Google user accounts or groups. This also includes sharing virtual printers on a Windows network. Pro Edition is required to use on any Windows Server operating system.

Cloud Print for Windows runs on all 32 and 64 bit Windows versions starting with XP (SP3). Requires Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 or later. Outgoing access to the internet on ports 80, 443, 5222 and a Google Account is required.

Cloud Print for Windows is licensed at $19.95 per system for the Standard Edition
and $39.95 per system for the Professional Edition.
Technical support is free at this time but only available by email.

Download Cloud Print for Windows version 2.2.8  (~20 mb)
32-bit:  MSI  ZIP
64-bit:  MSI  ZIP

Authentication with Google fails
Authentication with Google fails - Error 500 "internal_failure"
Authentication with Google fails - browser not supported
Error on startup with non-English Language
Error "Invalid Parameter" on startup
Error 404 during login to Google
All users read this before installing
Windows XP users read this before installing

To purchase a license, run the Cloud Print for Windows service controller applet and click on the Help pull-down menu. Click on Purchase License. Complete the purchase process in PayPal. Cloud Print for Windows will automatically convert to a licensed Edition when the Controller app is restarted after allowing a few minutes for processing.

Comments, questions or problems with Cloud Print for Windows?
We are very interested in your feedback.


Authentication with Google fails

Starting on or about August 29, correctly authorized CPfW instances will report authorization failures on startup or while running. The error reported by CPfW indicates that you should perform a reauthorization. This problem is due to issues at Google and does not require reauthorization. If you see this error and CPfW has been previously running successfully, simply try restarting. It may take several tries but it should restart. If you see the error while CPfW is already running, you can leave it running and it will retry on it's own and should recover. We are working with Google to resolve this problem. Note that this error looks very similar to the error (500) discussed below and CPfW reports the same error message for both problems. If restarting does not work after 3 or 4 tries, then you may actually need to reauthorize CPfW with Google. Update: Google fixed this problem the evening of September 1st 2016.

Authentication with Google fails - error 500 "internal_failure"

For quite some time some users have had problems with authentication to thier Google account when starting CPfW. They would see the error: 500 "internal_failure". We have now determined that the 500 error is another possible result of changes in your Google account after CPfW has authenticated and received access codes. Password changes and revoking CPfWs permission to access your account may result in error 500. The fix for this is to reauthenticate with your Google account by clicking the Get Authorization button (key icon) on the controller screen. This will obtain new access codes. CPfW has been modified to trap error 500 and display a clearer error message that reccomends reauthorizing with Google. This problem is fixed in v2.2.8.

Authentication with Google fails - browser not supported

Starting on or about Tuesday August 2 2016, Google made a change in the authentication procedure Cloud Print for Windows follows to login to your Google account. This resulted in the error "Your browser is not supported anymore. Please update to a more recent one." when trying to authenticate with Google. A configuation change is needed in Windows to correct this problem and our installer has been modified to make this change. This problem is fixed in v2.2.7.

Error on startup with non-English Language

Some users have experienced the error Invalid DateTime when starting the CPfW service. This is due to a bug in our handling of non-English date formats. This problem is fixed in v2.2.3.

Error "Invalid Parameter" on startup

Some users have experienced the error Invalid Parameter when starting the CPfW service. This is due to an issue in the GCP API when updating printer registration information in the GCP database. This problem is fixed in v2.2.1.

Error 404 on login to Google

Google Cloud Print no longer accepts the old "client access" login scheme used in early versions of Cloud Print for Windows. Attempts to login to GCP with the old scheme return error 404, not found. If the CPfW main screen shows the login id and password boxes, you are using the old scheme. Go to the Settings screen and enable OAuth2 Authentication. Click Ok and the controller will restart and present you with a browser window where you login to Google with the same account you have been using. Google will ask you to grant permission for CPfW to access Google resources. Click Accept. The controller and service will restart again and and should login to GCP successfully. With OAuth2 CPfW does not retain or know your login information. CPfW uses a special key returned by Google to access GCP.

Notice for all users

Every effort is made to ensure Cloud Print for Windows is reliable and performs as documented. However, due to the fact that Google Cloud Print is still considered a 'beta' service and the wide variety of Windows versions, configurations and network environments, problems do occur. Almost always, such problems are easily fixed...if we know about them and if we can collect trace information. So, if you encounter problems, please contact us and help us fix the problem for you and all other users of Cloud Print for Windows.

Notice for Windows XP users

When installing Cloud Print for Windows on Windows XP, you will see the following message displayed:

The Cloud Print for Windows virtual printer driver has not yet been submitted for logo testing, so this dialog appears. Click Continue Anyway and the installation will proceed.