How to install a printer on Windows 10

How to install a printer on Windows 10

To install a printer on Windows 10, you can follow these steps:

Connect the Printer: Make sure your printer is connected to your computer via USB cable, or ensure that both your computer and the printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network if it’s a wireless printer.

Turn on the Printer: Ensure that the printer is powered on and ready for setup.

Open Settings: Click on the “Start” button in the bottom left corner of your screen and select the “Settings” gear icon. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open Settings directly.

Access Devices Settings: In the Settings window, click on the “Devices” option.

Select Printers & scanners: In the left sidebar of the Devices settings, select the “Printers & scanners” tab.

Add a Printer: Under the Printers & scanners section, click on the “Add a printer or scanner” button. Windows will start searching for connected printers.

Choose Your Printer: If your printer is detected, it will appear in the list of available printers. Select your printer from the list. If your printer is not automatically detected, make sure it is properly connected and powered on, and click on the “The printer that I want isn’t listed” link. Follow the on-screen instructions to manually add the printer.

Install Printer Driver: If Windows doesn’t have the necessary driver for your printer, it will prompt you to install it. Click on the “Install driver” or “Search Windows Update” button to allow Windows to search and install the driver automatically. If you have a driver CD or downloaded driver software, you can choose to install it manually by selecting the appropriate option.

Complete Installation: Once the driver installation is complete, Windows will display a message saying “Your device is ready to use.” You can then click on the “Finish” or “Close” button to exit the printer installation process.

After following these steps, your printer should be successfully installed on Windows 10. You can test it by printing a test page or using any printing functionality within applications.

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