A complete know-how on how to install printers.
A printer is an electronic device attached to your computer via a printer cable or a USB cable and is used to convert the soft copy of your data into hard copy. Since it is a peripheral device, it needs to be installed on your system with the help of a compatible driver to allow it to function smoothly. Once the printer has been installed on your system, you can take printouts of your photographs, worksheets etc. in color or black and white. However, one might face various problems while installing a printer.
Some of the issues encountered while doing so include:
- Software needed to install a printer
- Printer not working after installing the software
- Compatibility of printer with OS
Software needed to install a printer
A printer driver is needed to install the printer. Make sure that the driver that you are using is compatible with the hardware. You can also download the driver from the manufacturer’s website.
Printer not working after installing the software
If your printer is not working even after you have installed it properly using the appropriate driver and the printer installation wizard, then check the cables that connect your system to the printer. The cables might need to be reconnected in order to restart the printer.
Compatibility of printer with OS
A printer compatible with one version of the operating system might not work with another version of the same operating system. In that case, you need to reinstall the printer on your system. This can also happen if different operating systems are being used.
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