HOW TO SETUP A PRINTER WITHOUT THE CD

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HOW TO SETUP A PRINTER WITHOUT THE CD

One can set up the printer with the computer, even without the printer’s installation CD. The following methods will help you set up a printer without the driver installation disc on the Windows computer;

Using the USB connection:

  • Connect the printer and the computer using a USB cable.
  • After that, power up the printer and wait until the computer prompts the printer connection on the screen.
  • If the computer does not prompt, click theSearch icon on the desktop and find “Printers & Scanners” in the search box.
  • Now, the Printers & Scannerssection shows up in the Settings window, search if your printer’s name is already present under Printers & Scanners.
  • Click on the printer’s name to open the printer driver’s installation window.
  • If the name is not available, then click Add a printer or scanner.
  • Now, the printer’s name appears on the Add a device window. Select the name & click Nextto proceed with the printer installation.
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Download printer software:

  • Before starting the connection, make sure that the computer gets access to the internet connection either via an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi network connection.
  • Read the printer manual carefully and then start to set up the printer.
  • Open the web browser on the Windows computer and visit the official website of the printer.
  • Find your printer model and open the downloads section on the printer page.
  • Choose the correct system version, then download the printer software on the computer.
  • After the software gets downloaded, open the installer file to begin the printer installation.
  • The installation wizard opens up on the computer and completes all the installation steps to set up the printer successfully.
  • Then, connect the computer and printer using the wired or wireless connection.