Setting Up Wireless Printer in Windows® 7 System
Windows 7 is the best Operating System from Microsoft so far. Windows 7 is not only less demanding on system resources but it is also more stable and secure. Windows 7 also has many features such as Windows Aero, Windows Defender, Windows Gadgets, two-way firewall etc. The Windows 7 Operating System also supports many external devices such as printers and scanners. Printers are computer peripheral devices essential for taking printouts of electronic files on the system. Wireless printers are those printers that do not require any wires or cables to function. Wireless printers make use of wireless network cards/ bluetooth component within the system to communicate with the Windows 7 OS. If you intend to use a wireless printer in your Windows 7 system, the printer must be set up and configured. Setting up wireless printers includes installing wireless printer drivers, configuring the settings, and so on. Some Windows 7 users might face some issues while setting up wireless printers. These include set-up freeze, installation terminating on its own, errors intimating that the wireless printers cannot be set up etc.
- Terminate unwanted services
- Check printer/network drivers
- Fix system errors
Terminate unwanted services
The problems while setting up or configuring wireless printers in Windows 7 might occur because some other conflicting service or unwanted program might be running in the background of the system. Such services would clash with the installation process underway and cause problems. Terminating the unwanted services using the Windows 7 task manager and then setting up the printer would help resolve such issues.
Check printer/network drivers
Drivers are the link between the hardware components and the Windows 7 OS. As wireless printers make use of the network card, any issues with the wireless network card drivers or the printer drivers can cause problems during set-up. Windows 7 users facing issues while setting up wireless printers are recommended to check the printer as well as network drivers and if they are found to have some issues (incompatible/illegitimate or outdated), they would have to be replaced with the correct ones to solve the problem.
Errors within the Windows 7 Operating System might also cause set-up issues with wireless printers. If the set-up issues arise because of Operating System errors, the problem can be solved only by removing them. Windows 7 users would have to clean the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software and also repair the OS if some of the system files are damaged (can be found out using the 'Sfc/scannow command in the CMD).
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