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Install Printer Without CD
How to install printers on your system without CD?
Printers are peripheral devices necessary for taking print outs or physical copies of electronic files on a computer. Printers are essential for working in an office environment and there are many different types of printers such as LED printers, LCD printers, inkjet printers, etc. To get a printer working on a computer, the printer software as well as the printer drivers should have to be installed. Printer drivers are the link between the printer hardware and the Operating System installed on the computer. Without printer drivers, the printer will not understand what function is being invoked by the user and the Operating System will not understand the status of the work done by the printers. Printer drivers or software are provided with the installation disk of the printer. However, if your printer did not come with such an installation disk, then drivers as well as the software should be downloaded from the genuine website of printer manufacturer and then installed on the system. Windows Operating Systems also come with a printer setup wizard that can be used to set-up and use the printer. After downloading the printer drivers and the printer software, users must ensure that the software is of the correct type specification and compatible with the Operating System.
Following are the important points related to installing printer without a CD:
- Check system files
- Scan for malware
- Create restore point
Check system files
Before starting the installation of printer without CD, users are advised to check the condition of the system files on the Operating System using the sfc/ scannow command. This should be always done so that the Operating System is free off errors when the printer is being installed. If some of the system files on the Operating System are found damaged or missing, the Operating System will have to be repaired prior to the installation.
Scan for malware
When installing printer without CD, users are recommended to scan the system thoroughly for malware. As the driver and software is downloaded, it is possible that Internet related malware is present within the system. An updated Antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus should be used to scan the system to remove malware. If malware are present, the installation may get corrupted resulting in malfunctioning of printer.
Create restore point
All users installing printer without CD are advised to create a restore point before the installation process. As the drivers and software will be downloaded, there is a high probability that some problems may come up after the printer installation (if the drivers/ software are not of the correct type). Creating a restore point will ensure the system can be restored to working state if the problem arises, before the printer was installed.
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