One of the most common types of peripherals you’ll probably need to use with your PC is a printer. You can print to printers connected directly to one of your computer’s USB ports, or even to printers that connect directly to your network without needing to be tethered to a computer. Setting up a printer with the latest version of the Windows operating system couldn’t be much easier. This video takes a look at the process, including how to set up your printer if it isn’t immediately recognized by Windows.
- [Voiceover] One of the most common types of peripherals…you'll probably need to use with your PC is a printer.…You can print to printers connected directly…to one of your computer's USB ports…or even to printers that connect directly to your network,…without needing to be tethered to a computer.…And setting up a printer with the latest version…of the Windows operating system couldn't be much easier.…So, let's take a walk through the process.…First of all, when you connect your printer…to your computer, you'll most likely use a USB cable,…as that's the most common type of connection.…It's also possible your printer connects…via an Ethernet cable, so first determine…which cable you need, then connect your…computer and printer to each other.…
Once your printer's connected via USB, you can turn it on.…You can forget about any installation discs…that came with the printer.…The software on those discs is probably…already outdated anyway, and Windows…already has hundreds of printer drivers pre-installed.…A printer driver is the software needed…
Interested in Mac computers? Check out Garrick's companion course, Computer Literacy for Mac.
- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
7. Web Browsing and Searching
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