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How to install a printer without the install cd.

You lost, broke or damaged your installation cd for your printer and the software is corrupt and needs reinstalled or you want to hook it to a different computer. What should you do?

You can install a printer without the cd.

First connect the printer to the USB port if that is how it hooks up, this is the most common hookup. Power the printer on. Give the computer, which should already be running, some time to recognize the printer. It will ask for the disk (cd) or if you want to browse for it. Cancel the setup at this time.

Google your printers brand. Go to the company web site. You should see a link to 'drivers and downloads' click on this. A page will open usually with a search engine. Input your model. You should be presented with software for your model printer to download. Follow the instructions and download the software to your desktop.

When done close the internet and click on the software you just downloaded. It should start an install. Follow the instructions and install the software. Reboot your computer and go to the printer setup. Find your printer and open the maintenance menu. You should be able to do a test print at this point. If your printer prints a test page you are done.

I would save the downloaded software to a file which you can easily recognize and burn it on a cd.

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