How to add a wired printer

If your printer connects by a wire, plug it into your machine. It'll detect the printer automatically, and you may need to configure your printer.

Please follow the steps below to add a printer.

1. Select the Start button, then navigate to System Settings > Hardware> Printers.

2. Go to Click here to add a new printer.

3. You may opt for the Serial Port # under Local Printers (Wired Printer) and click Next.

⚠️  Please ensure you have plugged a USB printer cable into your laptop.

4. Please wait a few seconds while it loads various printer model drivers. Next, please choose the correct driver according to your printer brand and model and go ahead with the Next button.

5. If you have a PPD (Postscript Printer Description) file, you may manually launch the installer file by ticking the Manually Provide a PPD File option on the bottom left and clicking the File Icon to navigate to your PPD file location. 

6. You'll be directed to this page below, asking to describe your printer. Please insert the Printer Name and Description. Click on Finish.

7. Next, you may add some configuration based on your preferences, such as making it a Default Printer, Allow Printer Sharing, etc. Under the Maintenance drop-down option, you may try to Print Test Page, Print Self Test Page & Clean Print Heads.

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