Installation of Printer Software
Printer is an output device which produces output in printed format. Many hardware manufacturers release printer with different features and printing technology. Printer manufactures include Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Samsung, Toshiba etc. Each of this manufactures releases different versions for their printer. MFC-210C, MFC-3100 C, MFC-3420 C are the different versions for the Brother printer. Printer driver software is the program code corresponding to the hardware specification. So, you need to install compatible driver software for your printer. Otherwise, you would not get the performance of the printer connected to your system. HP DeskJet 712C Printer Driver 10.3, HP LaserJet 4050 Series Printer Driver 3.11, HP Photosmart C3180 Printer Driver 7.0.1 etc. are the examples of driver software for HP printer.
- Windows 'PLUG and PLAY'
- Run the 'setup' on the printer driver disk
- Using ‘ADD PRINTER' icon in the PRINTERS window
Windows 'PLUG and PLAY'
Using this method, you could not bother about the printer installation problem. Here after connecting the printer, you need to turn on the power and then the Printer. It would automatically detect the printer and its driver. Here, you need not to install printer driver separately.
Run the 'setup' on the printer driver disk
Here after connecting the printer to your system, you need to turn on the power supply for both system and printer. You need to install the driver software. You could get the installation CD with the Printer package. After the successful printer connection, you need to install the driver software.
To use this facility, you need to open the Start menu and select Setting. Here, you could see the Printer option. After selecting this option, it would display the 'ADD PRINTER WIZARD'. You need to press the 'Next' button in the 'ADD PRINTER WIZARD' and select ‘Have a Disk’ button. Then, you need to select the drive that has the manufacturer's disk inserted. Finally, you need to press the OK button.
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