Installing a printer attached to a computer—installing a local printer—is one of the bread-and-butter actions for techs. This video describes the installation process using the Settings app in Windows, drilled down to the Printers & scanners section.
Now there are three ways that we can connect … to get printers so that we can use them. … Number one is going to be a local printer. … In that case what we're talking about … is we're going to take this printer … and we're going to plug it into a local system. … Now by default that means you're the only person … and we're going to set up this inkjet printer … as a local printer. … So there's really only two ways that the CompTIA A+ … talks about how to physically connect a printer to a system. … Number one is going to be USB … and the overwhelming majority of all printers out there … all have USB connections. … I've got episodes on thermal printers and impact printers … and laser printers and inkjet printers … and all four of those examples had USB connections. … That is the overwhelming predominate primary way … that you're going to connect. … However, there are situations … where you might have serial connections, … like here's a little thermal printer. … Now this thermal printer is, it's got a USB connection, …
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