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How do I install a printer?


I need to hook up a printer to my computer. It won't let me. It says i need a disk or cd or something to do it. I dont have that. My other printer was a hewlett Packard. How can i get my computer to except my printer?


This question was answered on January 15, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Not too difficult.

Your computer wants to install software from something called a "Driver Disk." Your profile indicates an Epson printer If it is a new printer, a disk should have come with the printer Otherwise, see if Windows has a driver for your printer already included with the operating system

Click Start > Settings > Printers

Click "Add Printer", then go down the list to see if your particular model number is included in the list Follow the instructions.

If you can't find the printer on the list, or otherwise have difficulty, go to the following website:

Indicate the model number of your printer Drivers can be downloaded to your hard drive Instructions for installation are also included on the site.


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Posted by Robert of Mesa Community College on January 15, 2003