Posted by: Aubrey Szmolke on July 12, 2023 at 9:10 am
Ah, the joys of technology. We’ve all been there, staring at a new printer, wondering why such a seemingly innocent device can cause so much trouble. Fear not, my friend! In this guide, we’ll tackle how to add a printer with tech know-how, and a sprinkle of humor. So, let’s dive into the world of printing!
Step 1: Find the printer
The first step is to find your new printer. If it’s wired, it should be connected to your computer with a USB cable. If it’s wireless, make sure it’s turned on and that it’s within range of your computer. Don’t be alarmed if it emits a few beeps and whirs—it’s just saying hello in its own peculiar language.
Step 2: Open the Printers & Scanners settings
Once you’ve found your printer, open the Printers & Scanners settings by clicking on the Start button and typing “printers” in the search bar. Then, click on Printers & Scanners.
Step 3: Add the printer
In the Printers & Scanners settings, click on the Add a printer or scanner button. Windows will then scan for printers that are connected to your computer or network. If your device is found, it will be listed in the results. You can simply click on it, and then click on Add device.
Step 4: Install the driver (If Printer is not found)
If your printer is not found, you’ll need to install the driver. You can usually find the printer driver on the manufacturer’s website. Once you’ve downloaded the driver, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 5: Run a Test
Once the driver is installed, you can test it by printing a test page. To do this, open any document and then click on the Print button. In the Print dialog box, select your printer and then click on Print.
If it prints the test page successfully, you’re all set! You can now start printing documents from your computer.
Congratulations! By following this guide, you’ve conquered the print world like a true champion. Remember, technology can be both annoying and delightful, but with a little bit of know-how, you can tame any tech that comes your way.
So go forth, and embrace the world of printing. May your pages be crisp, your ink plentiful, and your printer forever obedient to your commands!