Printer Software Installation Guide
So … you have just bought a new printer and you can’t wait to go and print just about anything you can think of to see the results. But before you can begin to print anything you will firstly need to install the printer software. This ensures that printing is a smooth and trouble free task. The good news is that most software will facilitate the installation process on it’s own with just a few clicks needed at your end!
1. Always read the instruction manual
Before you do anything you need to read the instruction manual carefully, this is very important. You must take note of any special instructions like if you need to uninstall a previous version of the software first, or if you need to tweak some settings or turn your virus protection program off.
2. Insert the installation disk
Insert the installation disc into the disk drive, you will hear all sorts of whirring and buzzing sounds, this means the drive is reading the disk. Usually, a new window will pop up, displaying all the files read on the disk. If you see a “readme.txt” or “readme.doc” open this and read the contents of the file. These are usually important pieces of data or reminders in that file pertaining to your printer software. When you’re done, look for a clean file that has an icon different from others and a “.exe” extension. This is the executable file. Click on it.
3. Installation proper
Once the executable file is run, the installation process will automatically begin. Get the box which came with your printer software CD and take note of the registration code or key. You might need to enter this data later during the installation process or when you need to reinstall the software all over again.
During the installation, you will be asked which folder you want to save all information related to the printer software, which type of installation (typical, custom or minimum) and which icon to use. It is suggested that you stick with defaults. Then tweak the settings later based on your preference.
More often than not, before you can fully use a newly installed programme, you will need to reboot the computer first. After rebooting, run your printer software to check that everything is working as it should.
All finished! Just remember to carry out all the necessary precautions like scanning the software ever now and again to make sure it is all running as it should!