Fix printer issues in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Applies to: Windows 7Windows 8.1
Associating your printer
In case you’re running Windows 10, see Fix printer issues in Windows 10.
When you associate a printer to your PC or add another printer to your home system, you can ordinarily begin printing immediately. Windows underpins most printers, and you likely won’t need to make a special effort to introduce uncommon printer programming. In case you’re utilizing Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, extra printer support and drivers are accessible through Windows Update.
To introduce a printer
As a rule, all you need to do to set up a printer is to associate it to your PC. Essentially plug the USB link from your printer into an accessible USB port on your PC, and turn the printer on.
For remote printers with Windows 8.1:
On the off chance that you have another remote printer that hasn’t been added to your home system, read the directions that accompanied the printer to figure out how to include it. Check the printer producer’s site to take in more and to get progressive programming for your printer.
Swipe in from the correct edge of the screen, tap Settings, and after that tap Change PC settings. (In case you’re utilizing a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and after that snap Change PC settings.)
Tap or snap PC and gadgets, and afterward tap or snap Devices. In the event that your printer is introduced, it ought to show up under Printers.
In the event that your printer isn’t recorded, tap or snap Add a gadget, and after that select your printer to introduce it.
To introduce (include) a nearby printer
Tap the Start catch, and afterward, on the Start menu, click Devices and Printers.
Snap Add a printer.
In the Add Printer wizard, click Add a nearby printer.
On the Choose a printer port page, ensure that the Use a current port catch and the suggested printer port are chosen, and afterward click Next.
On the Install the printer driver page, select the printer producer and model, and after that snap Next.
In the event that your printer isn’t recorded, click Windows Update, and after that sit tight while Windows checks for extra drivers.
In the event that none are accessible and you have the establishment CD, click Have Disk, and afterward peruse to the organizer where the printer driver is found. (For extra help, counsel the printer manual.)
Finish the extra strides in the wizard, and after that snap Finish.