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  1. Make sure that the USB cable is unplugged from your computer and your printer. USB devices work differently from older devices and usually need to have the drivers installed before you connect the device.

  2. If you have an installation disk, insert it into the drive. If there is an installer provided, it should run or be executed here. Follow its instructions, and it should take care of installing your printer in a few moments.

  3. If you don't have an installation program, plug the USB cable into your computer and your printer. This should trigger the Add New Hardware Wizard.

  4. Click Next, and then select Search for the best driver for your device. Click Next.

  5. Uncheck all options except Specify a Location. Click Browse. Browse to the disk, CD, or directory where your printer drivers are located. Click OK, and then click Next twice.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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    Moses Clive Sep 05, 2008

    1. When all the files are copied, click Finish.

    2. Turn on your printer. Windows should detect the printer's presence
      and finish the installation. If the option to print a test page is
      offered, do so. This will confirm the installation. Click Finish.

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    Moses Clive Sep 05, 2008

    1. In Windows XP default view, from the Start
      menu, select Printers and Faxes, and then double-click
      Add Printer. In Windows XP Classic view, or in Windows
      , from the Start menu, select Settings,
      then Printers, and then double-click Add

      This will start the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.

    2. Select Local printer or Local printer attached to
      this computer
      . Click Next.

    3. Select the LPT port.

    4. Select the manufacturer and model for the printer you are
      installing. If you would rather use the driver disk that came with the
      printer, insert that disk and click Have Disk, and then
      browse to the driver disk and the proper folder. Click Open,
      then OK.

      Sometimes at this point, you will be asked if you print from
      MS-DOS programs. Most people can safely answer No
      here, but if you print from any DOS-based programs, answer

    5. Windows will offer a name for the printer that you may change if
      you like. If this is your only printer, or you wish to use this printer
      most of the time, select Yes to make this the
      default printer.

    6. You will be given the option to share this printer on the
      network. Unless you specifically want to do this, select Do not share
      this printer
      . Click Next.

    7. Make sure the printer is connected and turned on, and then answer
      Yes to print a test page. This will ensure that your printer
      is working. After the page has printed, click Finish. Your
      printer should be ready to use.



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