Set up a local printer

Your system can recognize some types of printers automatically once they are connected. Most printers can be connected with a USB cable that attaches to your computer.

You do not need to select whether you want to install a network or local printer now. They are listed in one window.

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on.

  2. Connect the printer to your system via the appropriate cable. You may see activity on the screen as the system searches for drivers, and you may be asked to authenticate to install them.

  3. A message will appear when the system is finished installing the printer. Select Print Test Page to print a test page, or Options to make additional changes in the printer setup.

If your printer was not set up automatically, you can add it in the printer settings.

Set up your printer manually:

  1. Type "Settings" into the global search bar on your desktop. Click on the resulting Settings icon, or press Enter, to open.

  2. Click Printers.

  3. Click the Unlock button in the top-right corner and enter your password.

  4. Click the + button.

  5. In the pop-up window, select your new printer. Click Add.