How to Install Printer Driver

Having documents always at hand is always important, even in the current moment of pandemic where many things are digitized. That way, having a printer set up ends up being important.

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But many people do not know how to install the driver for their equipment. With that in mind, Canaltech decided to make this short tutorial to help you install the printer driver on your Windows computer.

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If your printer is new, just connect it to your computer using the USB cable provided in the box. After that, your computer will automatically identify it and install the generic compatible driver, which is usually enough for printing.

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Downloading from the internet

If the first step doesn’t work, you can download the driver from the internet. To do this, look in the printer for something that identifies it, such as the manufacturer’s name and also the model number, and then follow these steps:

Step 1: Open your browser.

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Step 2: Search for your printer name and model next to the words “Windows driver”.

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Step 3: Open the website official manufacturer, on the model page. Should be one of the first results, stay tuned for sponsored ads.

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Step 4: Download the file.

Step 5: Execute and follow the steps indicated in the program.

After that it may be necessary to restart your computer, and then the printer will be fully recognized by it. Remember that MFPs sometimes need dedicated software for the scanner function, which is usually found on the same support page where the driver was downloaded.

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