Printer Installation in Windows® 7 Operating System
Windows 7 is the latest operating system by Microsoft. Windows 7 operating system is compatible with most of the printers produced by the leading manufacturers. Windows 7 helps you in connecting the local and network printers to the computer. The network printers are mainly used in the workplaces and offices. They are connected directly to the network and are standalone devices. Before connecting the printer to the computer, you should ensure whether the selected printer is compatible with Windows 7 operating system or not. For the working of the printer, the system should satisfy certain minimum requirements like 512 MB Ram, performance speed of 800MHz, 16 bit color resolution, 800 x 600 display, USB ports, etc.
- Installing Printer Driver in Windows 7
- Local Printer Installation
- Network Printer Installation
Installing Printer Driver in Windows 7
Insert the device driver into the CD or DVD drive. Then explore the files and scroll down to the setup file. Select the properties option by right clicking on the file. Select the compatibility tab and check for the Windows 7 compatibility button and make the program to run as the administrator. Then press the apply button and click 'Ok'. You could run the software installer by double clicking on the setup file.
Local Printer Installation
It is a simple method for connecting or installing a printer to the Windows 7 operating system. If the printer you had connected to the computer is a universal serial bus model printer, then Windows 7 should automatically detect it and begin installation when you plug it in. This method is applicable for the installation of a local printer to a single computer. For installing a wireless printer to the computer over a wireless network or Wi-Fi, you should use the Add a device wizard to install the printer.
For installing the network printer, you should contact the network administrator to know the name of the printer. Open the device and printer option by clicking on the 'Start' button. Then select 'Add a printer' option. From the add printer wizard, click 'Add a network', wireless or Bluetooth printer. Select your printer from the available list of printers and then click 'Next'. If incited, install the device driver on your computer by clicking 'Install driver' and select the 'Finish' button.
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