What are the features and benefits of sharing printers with Windows® 98 operating system?
Windows® 98 printer as the name implies is a way of installing printers to your computer. An amateur seldom understands all that is implied in the process. Therefore, issues regarding installing arise from time to time. There are specific guidelines to follow. Even if carefully followed, users may still have difficulty in getting their printer to print or work efficiently. This article will address features of the Windows® 98, which are relevant in facilitating installation; common issues which can occur during installation and the benefits of sharing printers on Windows® 98.
The features, common installation issues and benefits of Windows® 98 are discussed in the following points.
- Features of Windows® 98 PC
- Common installation issues
- Benefits of sharing a printer in the Windows® 98 system
Features of Windows® 98 PC
Windows® 98 is a device found on computers designed to facilitate installation and fixing problems occurring in most types of printers. As such it can be considered the printer installation software besides a device used to resolve printing issues after your printer has been installed.
As in any other Windows® computer program this Windows® has to be compatible with the printer to be installed. Some printers are, especially, designed for a particular Windows® installation and would not work with Windows® 98 software. Windows® 98 can detect this discrepancy immediately upon contact with the installation process. Installation could immediately pose problems.
Common installation issues
Basically, there could be a driver’s issue when installing printers. The first thing for the non technical installer needs to know is how to locate the printing properties on their computer. To do this when using Windows® 98 click on ‘Start’ and go to ‘Settings’; from there move to ‘Printers’. Once you have got this far you have done well.
Now in the printers’ Windows® inscribe the name of your printer by right clicking it, if it is already there. Proceed to click ‘Properties’. In this area, you will check to see whether the settings, which appear in the dialog box, are the same as those which appear in your printer manual. If they are the same, excellent. The printer is compatible with the Windows® software.
Another problem which can occur, even if your printer is compatible with the Windows® is that your driver may be corrupt or simply outdated. It is a simple way in which you can clean or replace your driver. Downloads are available with instructions to assist you in completing this task.
Once the hard drives are compatible it is a very useful exercise to share printers on Windows® 98. It is a very easy process to initiate. This allows for the sharing of files and data well on the same computer and from one computer to the next.
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