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Setup a Printer Using USB cable (Windows)

by Feb 5, 2018printer, software, Technology, Windows

When you connect a printer to your PC, you should be able to start printing right away. Luckily for us, Windows supports most printers, so you probably will not have to install printer drivers on the web, which can be sometimes quiet annoying since there are tons of options out there.

Connecting your Printer:

  1. The very first step is to simply connect the printer to your PC by using the USB.
  2. Next, click on start menu and go to Control Panel. (if you are using Windows 10 simply click on start menu and type control panel – You should be able to see it now, click on it)
  3. For this next step make sure that your viewing settings are set to ‘Category’ – it should be to the right-top on control panel’s tab of course.

Click on View devices and printers under ‘Hardware and sound category’

On this next tab you should be able to see your printer, in this case it means you have successfully installed your printer.

What happens if I don’t see my printer?

Don’t panic. Click on add a printer and wait until windows displays your printer, click on it and press ‘next’ to install it.

What happens if I my printer is not listed on this tab as well?

If you click on add a printer and you can’t still see your printer. Please make sure everything is connected properly from one end to the other.

If you can’t still see it, then next step should be to download manually a driver software for your printer from the web.

Note: If you have IT assistance it is best to ask them for help as you want to make sure that you will be downloading the right software for your PC and not any other malicious program.

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