Procedure of installing a printer on a Windows® Vista® operating system
What are the common problems that can arise while installing a printer on Windows Vista?
A printer is a peripheral device that interacts with a system to create hard copies of documents from the computer. Printers are of different types, they are Dot matrix printers, inkjet printers and laser printers. Printers are also classified according to their use. They are shared printer and network printers. Printers which are capable of wireless operation are known as wireless printers. You may face issues while installing a printer on a Windows vista operating system. You need to ensure a lot of things while installing printer on your system.
Some issues that you may face while installing a printer on a Windows Vista:
- Driver issues
- Compatibility problems
- Ways for installation
You may face issues with printer installation, if you do not have a right printer driver for Windows Vista. A driver is an essential application for the proper operation of your printer. It acts as an interface between the operating system and the printer. You can download it from the manufacturers website, if you do not have the printer driver. You need to verify that the driver that you are going to install is updated. An outdated printer driver also creates issues while installing.
You may face compatibility issues if your printer is not compatible with Windows Vista. You can check the compatibility of the printer from the manufacturers website. So you need to ensure the compatibility of the operating system before installing a printer on your system.
First of all you need to connect the printer to your system and install the driver. If you are using a plug and play printer then you do not need install a printer driver. After installing the printer on your system, you need to configure the printer settings. You can configure the printer from the Control Panel. You can change the print preferences like orientation, page order, page per sheet from the print preferences option. You can access print preferences by right clicking the printer icon.
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