Install printer on a Windows® 7 system
Guidelines for attaching a printer to a computer running on the Windows 7 operating system
Windows 7 is the most recent addition to the Windows operating system series. It comes with all the latest features and performance improvements. Windows 7 is compatible with Windows Vista programs and works well with almost all Windows Vista drivers. The main problem that Microsoft faced with Windows Vista was the compatibility issue. This problem was solved in Windows 7 and it is compatible with almost all the major applications. Many user friendly improvements have been made in Windows 7. Commonly used applications can now be pinned to the task bar to get better access. The thumbnail preview in Windows Vista is also available in Windows 7 with enhanced user interfaces. For installing a printer on a Windows 7 system, the required drivers have to be installed.
Different issues that can occur while installing a printer on a Windows 7 system are as follows:
- Printer not responding
- Improper connection
- Tips for installing printer
Printer not responding
Sometimes even after installing a printer on Windows 7, you might not get any response from the printer when you try to print something. This can be because of a driver issue. Device drivers are programs that help in the communication between the device and the computer. If the drivers are missing the computer will not be able to communicate with the device even if it is in a working condition. You could download the drivers from the website of the company and please be specific with the version of Windows while downloading the drivers.
The computer would not be able to communicate with the printer if the printer is not connected properly. Ensure that you have used the correct cable to connect the printer to the computer. Also check the manual of the printer wherein you could find detailed information about how to connect the printer properly. Still if the printer is not working it is better to get the help from a qualified technician.
If you have a new printer and the drivers, you can easily install the printer. From the 'Start' menu select 'Control Panel' and then click on the option 'Printers and Faxes.' Then on the left pane of the box that appears you need to click on 'Add a Printer.' The computer will start to install the printer and all you have to do is read the instructions that appear and configure your printer according to your needs.
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