Simple Local Printer Install
Step one will be to unpack i'm sure i don't need any pictures for this because i am assuming you know how to open a box.
Step Two with CD
Removing packing tape from printer, and Install.
This step can be more complicated for those who don’t open printers weekly as a part of some career path or disastrously bad encounters with printers.
Luckily most printers come with either a sheet that shows you where the tape has been placed on or in the printer, and a CD.
“Remember do not plug your printer in for this step.”
Follow the instructions on the paper.
If you have the CD follow the instruction from these pictures.
Agree to Terms
Click Continue Again
Click Continue 3
Guide through setup
Part 3 With CD
Immediately after the guide on how to remove all packing materials your printer will install. If it does not immediately start on your brand you may have to click install.
Part 4 Connect Printer
Part 5 Ensuring printer Is default
Now you want to make sure the setup was successful and that your printer will print. So go to the start menu>Devices and printers Right click on your printer and ensure the printer is marked as default.
You may also right click on the printer. Select printer Properties. And Click Print Test Page.
Devices and printers
Right click your printer
Go to the Start menu
Step Two without CD
To install your printer without a CD we are relying heavily that Windows kept this printer driver in its database. Sometimes this works. Sometimes it does not work.
Click add Printer
Use existing port
Choose manufacturer and printer
Choose your printers name
Plug in printer.
After plugging in your printer wait for the computer to pick up that it is attached and click next on the Name your printer screen this will advance into the install. After the install you can choose whether to share your printer on your network. This is a more advanced topic so select, not right now and we will cover this on in a new article.
Click do not share.
Click Print test page and Finish if Test page Prints.
You have successfully installed your printer, and tested it out for the first time. Please refer people to this article if they are struggling to connect their first printer.
If this failed for you and you do not have a CD then you may need to download your drivers off the manufacturer web site. We will cover this in the upcoming article.
Finding your print drivers online.
Thanks for reading.