Printer Setup

Printer Setup | Connect Printer Setup | Install Printer

Printers are one of the easiest devices to set up and configure. They are used mostly everywhere , more commonly in schools, offices, hospitals, banks and many more. With some printers, you can set up your printer by simply connecting the printer to your PC and a power supply. Other printers require a few more steps.To setup your printer you can goto printer setup.

A computer printer does not work until you install the included drivers and software. If you have lost the CD for your printer, you can download the drivers for your printer and use them to install your printer setup. A listing of printer manufacturers and links to their associated driver download pages are on our printer drivers page.

How to connect your printer to the computer?

You can connect your printer to the computer using different methods like USB cable, Parallel port cable, or SCSI cable, and then connect the power plug to a power outet.

Nowadays mostly home computer printer setup are using a USB cable to connect there printer to the computer.

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Printer Setup and Software Installation

After connecting the printer and turning it on, you'll need to install the printer's software and drivers. Every printer should come with the software used to install a printer in Windows or your operating system.

  1. After everything is plugged in, turn on the computer.
  2. Insert the CD that came with the printer. If the CD does not automatically start, open My Computer, double-click the CD drive, and then click the printer setup or Install file. If you have downloaded the drivers, run the downloaded setup file.
  3. Follow the installation wizard, and once completed, your software is installed.
  4. Test the printer to make sure it is working.

How to Install a Printer ony using Drivers?

If you only want the printer to be installed and none of the extra software programs, you can only install the printer driver by following the steps below.

  • Open the Control Panel with the printer connected and powered on.
  • In the Control Panel, double-click the Printers or Printers and Fax icon.
  • In the Printers window, click the Add a printer icon.
  • After completing the above steps, see the Windows Printer Wizard. Click Next to start the wizard.
  • Next, you have the choice of installing a Local or Network printer. If the printer connects directly to your computer, choose Local printer attached to this computer and click Next.
  • When prompted for the printer driver location, browse to the directory of your drivers or point it to the printer CD.