Details of the Add Printer Wizard in Windows® XP®
What is the importance of Add Printer Wizard in Windows XP?
Printers are capable of sharing files with several computers via connections are termed as 'Shared Printers'. Printers may be either in a network or may be alone but can be shared to via network connections. Sharing a printer saves time because you can print without the need to go to the main computer and wait to take turns in printing. Add Printer Wizard helps to add the printer to the computer very quickly and easily. It detects the printer device connected to the computer and if the printer driver is not installed, the printer wizard downloads and installs the driver.
Importance of Add Printer Wizard and tips to use Add Printer Wizard on a computer:
- Role of Add Printer Wizard
- Tips to use Add Printer Wizard
- Proper Internet connection
Role of Add Printer Wizard
Add Printer Wizard is a utility in Windows XP that helps you to easily and quickly configure a new printer on the operating system. When the Add Printer Wizard works, the files for the wizard may be corrupt and it comes with malware. The function of Add Printer Wizard is to add a printer to the computer and it automatically detects all locally connected printers on your system. It also helps you to download drivers for printers.
Tips to use Add Printer Wizard
Connect a printer to the USB port or printer port on the computer. Then click ‘Start’ and then ‘Printers and Faxes'. By selecting ‘Add printer’ option ‘Add Printer Wizard’ will start. Depending on the location of the printer that you are installing, you can choose either the option ’local’ or ‘network.’ If the printer is directly connected to the computer then you can choose the ‘local’ option and if a network printer is being installed then you may choose ‘network’ as the option.
When you add a network printer to the computer using Add Printer Wizard it is necessary to have a high speed Internet connection. Since the printer is shared through the network and to access this network you need to have a proper Internet connection. With the help of an Internet connection, a network printer can easily be added to the system.
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