Install USB Printer
A step-by-step guide to install USB printers
Ten years ago, printers were so hard to install that professional help was required to use them at home. Nowadays, a majority of printers can simply be used by following specific steps. Popular brands, in fact, use the USB port as the main connection between the computer and the printer unit. The steps to install USB printer are fairly easy, however, it is still possible for mistakes to be made.
Here are some tips and tricks when trying to install USB printers:
- Resources required for installing the printer
- Follow the wizard to the letter
- Installing the driver without the install wizard
Resources required for installing the printer
A standard printer set has a printer unit (including the ink cartridge), printer cable (USB cord), power cord, printer driver installation disk, and other accessories. All of these are important in order to print documents and pictures. The driver is important because it translates the document on your computer into signals that will be understood by the printer. The printer cable is responsible for sending the signals from the computer through the USB port to the printer. Obviously, the ink cartridges are important in order to produce prints.
Follow the wizard to the letter
Basically speaking, the printer software that installs USB printers on a computer can easily be installed on the PC through the installation disk. Majority of the installation disks that come with the printer package have an installation wizard that will be followed step-by-step by the user. These steps include the process of naming the printer and sharing the printer in a network.
Installing the driver without the install wizard
There can be some situations when the printer installer will not work on the computer. Sometimes there is a fault in the CD or sometimes there is a fault within the program. In any case, the printer can still be installed on the computer using the Add Printer Wizard feature of Windows. The wizard lets you choose the port where the printer will be connected as well as other settings of the printer.
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