The Secret To Scanning With Your Printer

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

How can I connect my printer to my computer to make it Scan?

Thanks, Lee

Dear Lee,

You haven’t given me a lot of details to work with, but I can give you some general directions.

First, you need to determine what version of Windows you are using.

Second, you need to find the make and model of your printer/scanner.

With this information, you will be able to go to the website of your printer manufacturer (don’t go to a search engine and search, go directly to the manufacturer web site. www.hp.com if it is an HP printer, www.dell.com if it is a dell printer, www.brother-usa.com for a brother printer, etc.)

Find the support section of the website, then look for drivers. When you find the driver for your specific printer/scanner model, download the complete driver package made for your operating system.

Once you have downloaded the driver file, you will need to run the install wizard to set up the printer/scanner.

While many computers can use a printer without installing the specific drivers, you always need to install the printer/scanner software package to use the scanning function.

Elizabeth

 

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