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If you are installing a printer on a computer and don’t have the installation disc to hand, there’s no need to worry.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to installing a printer without the disc.
1. Connect Via USB
The majority of modern printers contain USB connectivity which helps to install the relevant drivers. Ensure your computer or device is connected to the internet* to install drivers from the operating system. Connect the printer via USB and turn the printer on.
If the printer does not have USB connectivity, move to step three.
2. Begin the Installation Process how to install canon printer without cd
Some printers will automatically search for the necessary drivers as soon as the unit is connected via USB. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
If the drivers don’t automatically start installing, you can complete a manual search and start the installation:
Windows – Open ‘Control Panel’ and click ‘Devices and Printers’. Click ‘Add a Printer’ and the system will begin seeking the printer. When the printer you are looking to install is displayed, select it from the list and follow the on-screen instructions.
Mac OS X – In the Apple menu, click ‘System Preferences’. Select ‘Print & Fax’ and click the ‘+’ button on-screen at the bottom of the printer list. Select your chose printer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.