How to add printer on Windows® 7 system
What are the guidelines to add printer on your Windows 7 system?
Printers are computer peripheral devices necessary for taking physical copies of work done on computers. Printers are of different types such as LED printers, laser printers, all-in-one printers, inkjet printers etc. Printers can be installed on almost all kinds of operating systems and this includes the latest Windows 7 OS. Windows 7 has capabilities to extract better performance from connected devices and printer connected to Windows 7 would be able to perform better than any other OS. Windows 7 even comes with a printer set-up wizard that can be used to set up the printer. When installing printers on Windows 7 using the printer set-up wizard, it is suggested that users end all other unwanted processes running in the system. This would reduce chances of clashes or errors coming up when installing the printers. It is also recommended that users create a restore point before installing or adding the printers so that even if some problems come up with the system after the printer installation, system can be easily restored to previous good working state.
Following details gives users more information regarding things to keep in mind when installing printers on Windows 7:
- Check compatibility
- Fix system issues
- Verify drivers
Before starting with the installation of printers using the 'Add printer wizard', users are advised to check the compatibility of the printer with the Windows 7 OS. As Windows 7 is the latest version OS from Microsoft some of the older versions of printers might not be compatible with the OS. Installation of incompatible printers on Windows 7 can cause many issues and might even cause errors such as blue screen errors.
Fix system issues
Errors or problems within the Windows 7 Operating System can cause corruption and subsequent malfunction of printers being installed. Windows 7 users installing printers must therefore ensure that the system is completely free off all kinds of issues. Users have to clean the registry, check the integrity of the system files using the system file checker and also scan the system for malwares and remove them from the system.
All Windows 7 users adding printers to their systems are advised to make sure that the drivers for the printers are of the correct type. Drivers are the communicating link between the printers and the OS and issues with the drivers would affect the set up and the functioning of the printers. Windows 7 users must check the authenticity and type specification of the drivers and then proceed with the installation.
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