Installing a Printer in Windows 8.1

OK. You’ve brought your printer home from the store and you want to install it. Typically, everything (or, depending on how you install the printer, almost everything) you need is in the box. Usually, since most folks these days connect their printer wirelessly, all you really need are decent instructions for unpacking and setting up the printer itself, and the necessary software drivers and supporting utilities.

In fact, these materials are reliable enough and easy enough to use that they’re nearly foolproof; you probably don’t need a page from me describing how to use the installation materials, right?. Still, over the 30 years or so I’ve been involved with computers, I can think of several instances when I’ve had to start from scratch—without instructions or the installation CD.

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