Procedure to set up a printer on Windows® 7
What are the steps to be kept in mind while setting up a printer on a Windows 7 system?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft which comes with live media steaming, Windows XP mode, fast booting, Blue-ray disk support etc. It includes five to six themes, different sound effects and colors. Windows 7 allows streaming of videos using Windows Media Player. Windows 7 comes in six different editions such as Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate. Additional features include search, Snap, Jump List etc. A printer is an output device which interacts with the system and receives information from it. It allows you to create a hard copy of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer.
Here are the points to keep in mind while installing a printer on a Windows 7 system:
- Tips to setup
- Check compatibility
- Use updated drivers
Tips to setup
To setup a printer, first of all you need to connect the printer to the computer and install the printer driver. If you are using a plug and play printer then you do not need to install the driver. After installing the printer on your system, you need to configure the printer settings. 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 on the 'Printer' icon on the Control Panel.
You may face compatibility issues if you are installing an incompatible printer on your Windows 7 system. So you need to install a compatible printer for your Windows 7 system before installing. You also need to have a compatible printer driver.
You need to ensure that you are using an updated printer driver on your Windows 7 system. Outdated printer drivers may create issues while installing. Presence of malware may affect the installation of a printer driver. So you need to remove the malware from your computer before installing a printer driver. You can get plenty of antivirus software to remove malware.
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