Add Printer On Windows® System
Do you want to know how to add printer to the Windows based computer?
Printers can be best described as devices essential for taking printouts of files on a computer. There are many different types of printers such as all-in-one printers, LED printers, LCD printers and so on. Majority of all printers are compatible with Windows Operating System. Windows operating systems not only perform better, but they also enable hardware devices to deliver better performance. Printers can be easily added to or installed onto a computer. Printers come with installation disks containing information on how to carry out the installation. The printer installation on Windows based computers can be done using the Add/Remove hardware option in the Control Panel of the system.
Following details discuss things to keep in mind while adding printer to Windows computers:
- Check driver details
- Restore point
- Run antivirus program
- Check system files
Check driver details
Before starting to add printers to your Windows computer, it is recommended that users check the details of the driver. The driver to be installed must be compatible and authentic and of the correct type. Installation of incorrect printer drivers on your Windows system can cause many problems such as blue screen errors, recurring system restarts and other issues which would make working on the system difficult.
All Windows users adding or installing printers to their computers are advised to create a restore point prior to the installation. The restore point should be created as a safety measure so that even if some problems arise after the printer installation, the system can be easily restored to previous good working state.
While installing printers on Windows based PCs, users are advised to run the antivirus program installed on the system. If the system does not have an antivirus program installed, then a separate malware removal tool such as MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware can be also used. If any malware are present when the printers are being installed, the installation would get corrupted resulting in printer malfunction.
When installing or adding printers to Windows computers, it is highly recommended that users check the status of files on the system. This should be done with the help of sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt. If any of the system files are found damaged, the OS would have to be repaired using the OS repair tool. If damaged system files are present when the printer is being installed, it is very likely that the installation would run into errors.
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