How to install a printer on windows7 OS

Learn how to install your printer on a windows7-operated computer in six, easy steps you can follow at home or the office.

Installing a printer on windows 7 can be very easy due to this particular operating system’s interface and the tools that come with it. Also, most modern printers install themselves automatically on our computers as soon as we attach them to it using a USB cable, and are constantly updating and backing up their drivers. This, however, isn’t featured in every printer.

Anyway, it all depends on the kind of printer we want to set up, and on whether it’s made for domestic or business use. On this post, we will try to offer a general printer installation process for windows7 OS.

We recommend you keep your printer’s user manual at hand, since the manufactures may have included some important information about the installation process in several different operating systems.

Procedure for installing a printer on windows7:

This post will show you how to install a local printer, which is the most common way of doing it. If you need to install it using a wifi network, please read our post How to install printers using a wifi network.

One of this printer’s main advantages is that it will install automatically as soon as you connect it to your computer using a USB cable.

If you want to install your printer using some other port, we recommend you do this manually. Look around our blog for additional information.

Step #1:
First of all, go to the start menu on your computer and click on printing devices. Please take a look at the following picture.
printing devices menu windows
printing devices menu windows
Step #2:
Click on the add printer option, which can be found on the upper-left side of the printing devices window. See the next picture for details.
add Printer
add printer
Step #3:
An installation wizard will now show up on your computer screen to help you install a local or wireless printer. Click on Add Local Printer.

Step #4:
windows 7 will now recommend a USB port you can connect your printer on. make sure you’re using this exact port, or change the printer’s USB cable to the appropriate one. Now, click on next.

Step #5:
Please select your printer’s brand and series on the upcoming listing. If you don’t know the series number or your computer doesn’t have one, just choose the printer model after selecting the brand.
list of printers to install
list of printers to install
If your printer doesn’t appear on the list, click on windows Update to have the listing updated.

Step #6:
If the drivers don’t show up during the updating process but you still have the original drivers CD, please insert it in the computer and browse this folder. Open the file with the drivers and continue with the installation process.

If none of these methods work on your computer, please read the following post: how to install my driver if I get problems in the normal way.

Please continue with the drivers’ installation process and click on Finish once it’s completely done. Your drivers will now be installed and your printer will be ready to use.

Unfortunately, things could still go wrong even if you follow this procedure strictly. If this is your case, please post a comment in the section below this post and we will gladly get back to you.

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