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Windows 7 - How to Add a Local Printer

When you connect a printer to your Windows 7 computer, the PC will automatically try to ascertain the model number and install the appropriate driver. The Windows 7 operating system contains thousands of different device drivers, so chances are your new hardware will be detected and installed automatically.

If your Windows 7 computer does not automatically detect and install your new printer, you will need to use the following steps to get it installed.
1. Click the Start button
2. Choose Control Panel
3. Click Hardware and Sound
4. Choose Printers
5. Click Add a Printer
6. Choose Add a Local Printer
7. Make sure the Use an Existing Port option is checked, then click Next
8. Highlight the manufacturer and model number of your printer, then click Next to install it


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