Printer Installation in Windows® Vista®
Get to know more about installation of a printer in Windows Vista
A printer is a device that is used to take printouts. Printers are available in different form factors: laser printer, dot matrix printer, ink jet printer, etc. According to the medium used for connecting to the system, printers are classified into two: wireless printers and wired printers. Wired printers use a physical medium of connection and wireless printers do not need a physical medium. You can install a printer according to your choice.
Here is information about installation of a printer in Windows Vista:
- Check Compatibility
- Remove Malware
- Tips to Install
You need to ensure that your printer is compatible with your system, before installing a printer in your system. You can also check and ensure compatibility of the printer driver with the installed operating system, Windows Vista. You could download the printer driver from the website of manufacturer. You also need to ensure that you are using an updated printer driver because outdated drivers may also create issues.
You need to remove malware from your system before installing the printer driver. Presence of malware may affect installation process. You can get plenty of antivirus applications to remove malware from your system. You also need to ensure hard disk space before installing printer driver. If you do not have enough space to install the printer driver, you may fail to install the printer driver.
To install a printer, first you need to connect the printer to your system and install the driver. If you are using a plug and play printer then you don't need to install a printer driver. You need to configure the printer settings, after installing the printer in your system. You can change the print preferences like orientation, page order, page per shit, etc. from the print preferences options. You can access print preferences options by right clicking the printer icon.