How to install a printer without using a disk?
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i have a netbook and it doesnt have a cd drive to i cant install my printer. my printer is a epson stylus NX420.
Download drivers from here: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/suppo...
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Place the computer and printer next to each other and make sure that all the wires are connected to both the printer and the computer.
Turn the computer on and wait for it to boot up.
Plug the printer into the wall and then take the USB cord that is attached to the printer and plug it into the appropriate port on the computer.
Turn the printer on.
Click on "Start menu" and go to the "Control panel".
Find "Printers and hardware" box and click on it.
Take mouse and click "Add printer".
When you see "Welcome to the add printer wizard," hit "Next."
Click "Automatically detect and install plug and play printer" on the add printer wizard page. Click "Next."
Installing the printer will begin if the network can automatically detect it. Otherwise, the message unable to detect will pop up and you will be prompted to
install the printer manually. Click "Next."
Select printer port. Use the recommended port for best set up options. Click "Next."
Pick manufacturer and printer. Click "Next."
Type a name or confirm name if it appears in the box and set printer as default printer if wish. Click "Next."
Print a test page to be sure printer is set up and online. Click "Next."
Receive a successful completion of installation of printer message. Click "Finish."
Depending in your Operating System (windows 7, vista or several Linux based ) when you connect the powered on device (printer - switched on) the OS will update and install drivers automatically once Automatic updates are turned on. If this does not happen you will have to go the the device manufacturers website in your case (http://www.epson.com/) select your region and navigate to the support / download page, follow the instructions provided on the website and search for your specific device unless stated otherwise. download the drivers onto your machine and install them as instructed (usually as you would any program) you may or may not be required to reboot machine. Hope you get through.. cheers.
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If you have the Installation CD, copy all contents to USB Drive. Then plug the USB to your netbook and look for the exe. (install) file.
ohhh...you need to do the copying on another computer with CD/DVD Drive.
Go to "My Computer" right click the CD/DVD Drive then choose "Explore". Copy and paste all contents to USB.
You should be able to just plug it in and it will search for drivers off of the internet.