How to Setup and Troubleshoot Printers in Windows 7

How to Setup and Troubleshoot Printers in Windows 7
Setup and Troubleshoot Printers in Windows 7

Now in today’s date there are several printers available that connect with the computer within a few clicks. It happens faster if you have the latest operating system. If we particularly talk about the windows then the latest windows 10 build is pretty supportive in interest to printers and other devices. But as with big organizations or small offices, most of them use Windows 7 for the office work. Connecting the latest printers with the old windows operating system may require some efforts. If you are having any difficulty in connecting and setting up a printer with the windows 7 then here, we are with a simple and helpful guide for you people. Here is a small and step by step guide on How to setup and troubleshoot printers in windows 7. You won’t get such a simplified guide anywhere on the internet, so pay attention and have a look at this helpful guide on How to setup and troubleshoot printers in Windows 7. Check it out now. 

Adding a printer to the windows 7: 

The first step in setting up a printer to windows 7 is that you have to add the printer to the system. Most of the printers start adding automatically after the plug in. They have their own setup wizard. While some of them don’t have one. They need manual addition. Here is the guide for both the cases.

Let’s have a look at it now.  To add a Printer to your windows 7 Computer, Follow these steps. Don’t miss any of the steps mentioned. 

  1. First of all, click Start.  
  2. After that select the Devices and Printers. 
  3. Then go to Add Printer present on the Command Bar. 
Adding a printer to the windows 7
  1. Now this will initiate the Add Printer wizard.
  2. After that you will see the several options 
  3. Then select the printer port and type. Don’t worry all information will be given in the manual that comes along with the printer. 

If you don’t see the printer wizard directly then you can do it manually. For that you can refer to the website of the printer’s company. 

Manual Setup For the Printer in the Windows 7 

Sometimes the Windows 7 doesn’t detect the printer. If Windows 7 system couldn’t detect a printer that you are looking for, then just follow the steps given below to find and add the desired printer manually:

  1. Initially Open the Devices and Printers by a click on the Start button.  
  2. Then go to the Start menu, and then select Devices and Printers.
  3. Then you have to click on the option Add a printer.
  4. In that Add Printer wizard you have to select the option Add a network then click on the wireless or Bluetooth printer.
  5. On the Search for available printer’s page in the window, select the printer that wasn’t listed previously and then click on it. 
  6. On the option find a printer by name or you can find by the TCP/IP address page.  
  7. Choose the option how to find the printer that you want to use and then based on the type or the location of the printer, and then you have to click on the Next button.
  8. Now you can Complete the additional steps easily in the wizard according to the given details, and then click the Finish button.

Troubleshoot The printer in windows 7: 

You can simply find any problem associated with the printer with the troubleshooter and then can fix that problem easily. Here is how you can find that problem and troubleshoot it. To get troubleshooter you have to follow the following steps carefully. Don’t miss any step at all. So, let’s get started with these steps. 

Troubleshoot The printer in windows 7
  1. Firstly, open the Printer troubleshooter with a click on the Start button
  2. Click the Control Panel.
  3.  Search the term troubleshooter in the search box. After that click on the Troubleshooting.
  4. Then under Hardware and Sound option, click on the option Use a printer. 
  5. The Printer troubleshooter present will be initiated and will start attempting automatic diagnose and will fix your problem.

If you want to make sure that the printers associated on the network are being displayed correctly then, check it to see if the network is working properly. For any further more information, you can see the “View the status of your network” in the troubleshooter window.

So, guys, that was how you can set up any printer on the windows 7, with the simple steps mentioned above and how you can troubleshoot printer problems easily with the troubleshooter. Hope you liked the guide on How to setup and troubleshoot printers in windows 7. Stay tuned with us for such amazing and helpful tech articles. Thank you. 

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