How do I connect my printer to the Windows system?

1. Make sure your printer is turned on and connected to your computer.

2. Insert the installation CD into your computer’s optical drive. If you don’t have the installation CD, you can usually find the software for your specific printer model on its manufacturer’s website.

3. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the printer driver and any other software included with your printer.

4. Open the Printers or Printers and Faxes folder from your Control Panel. (In Windows XP and earlier, select Start > Settings > Printers.)

5. If you already have a printer installed, click Add Printer. If you don’t, then select the printer you just installed from the list.

6. Make sure the “Install Print Drivers” checkbox is selected, then click Next.

7. Choose whether you want to share the printer with other computers on your network or make it a local printer.

8. Select the port you want to use (usually USB or LAN).

9. Select “Have Disk” and click the Browse button.

10. Locate and select the driver you installed from the Printer Installation Disk and click OK.

11. Choose the manufacturer and model of your printer in the next window and click Next.

12. Provide a name for your printer in the “Printer Name” field (this will be the name that identifies your printer from other printers on the network), and click Next.

13. Select whether or not you want your printer to be the default printer for your computer, then click Next.

14. Click Finish once the installation is finished.

15. Your printer should now be listed in the Printers folder. If it isn’t, try restarting your computer.

16. To test your printer, open a document with some text and graphics, then print out a copy.