Solved wired printer for laptop

September 9, 2012 at 05:40:26
Specs: Windows XP
have wired printer not connected to anything anymore want to connect it laptop not sure how to do this.

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#1
September 9, 2012 at 06:48:13
If it's a newer printer and uses a USB connection, it's simple. Do you still have the installation disk that came with it?

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September 9, 2012 at 17:42:49
not knowing the brand and model number of the printer makes it near impossible to give you a good answer

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#3
September 10, 2012 at 05:44:20
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Hi,

If you are using windows XP you can install the printer with the help of the printer installation disc. However, if you are using windows 7 you can connect your USB printer by following few easy steps mentioned below:

1. Plug in the printer, and ensure that it's turned off.
Also, set up the printer with ink and paper and all that other good stuff, according to the directions that came with the printer.

2. Connect a USB cable to the printer and to your laptop.

3. Turn on the printer.

Since you're using a USB printer it installs software for you on its own. After the printer has been set up and recognized by Windows, you can either print or save some energy and turn the printer off.

If you're having trouble adding your printer, open the Control Panel and double-click the Printers or Printers and Faxes icon to display the list of printers available to your computer. The Add a Printer or Add Printer task can be clicked to run the Add Printer Wizard, which helps you complete the printer setup task.

Kindly revert and let me know for further clarifications.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B
#iworkfordell


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#4
September 11, 2012 at 08:54:20
Dell Debbie. Thank You worked like a charm.

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#5
September 11, 2012 at 09:11:48
Hi Jane Murphy,

Thanks for selecting my answer as Best Answer. Glad to hear that your issue got fixed. Have a Great Day.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B
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