If your printer connects by a wire, plug it into your device. It'll connect automatically, your PC will download the right drivers, and you can use it right away. To connect a wireless printer, follow these steps:

  • Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Devices > Printers & scanners > Add a printer or scanner.
  • Wait for it to find nearby printers, then choose the one you want to use, and select Add device. If you want to remove the printer later, just highlight it and select Remove.
  • If you don't see your printer, try to fix the problem by using the steps in Fix printer connection and printing problems in Windows.
How To Add a Printer Windows 10


How do I get my computer to recognize my printer

Add a local printer

  • Connect the printer to your computer using the USB cable and turn it on.
  • Open the Settings app from the Start menu.
  • Click Devices.
  • Click Add a printer or scanner.
  • If Windows detects your printer, click on the name of the printer and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.

How do I add another printer to my computer

Go to the start menu. Click on “Devices and Printers” located on the right side of the menu. Click on “Add a printer” located on the upper left-hand side of the window. Select the second option in the window, “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.”

How do you add a printer that isn't showing up

In Control Panel, select the View Devices and Printers item. Select Add Printer at the top of the window. After the wizard started, select The printer that I want isn't listed. Select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, and then select Next.

Why won't my computer connect to my printer

First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

How do I connect a second HP printer to my computer

How to connect a printer via wired USB cable

Step 1: Open the windows setting. At the bottom left of your screen, click the Windows icon to reveal your Start Menu.
Step 2: Access devices. Within the first row of your Windows settings, find and click the icon labeled “Devices” 
Step 3: Connect your printer.

Why is my HP printer not showing up

Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the unit. If the printer does not turn on by itself, press the Power button to turn it on. Once the printer has been reset, try reinstalling the HP software.

How will you connect more than one printer with the same computer

Share the printer on the primary PC

  • Select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners.
  • Choose the printer you want to share, then select Manage.
  • Select Printer Properties, then choose the Sharing tab.
  • On the Sharing tab, select Share this printer.

Printer Buying Guide: How to Choose the Best Printer for You

  • Print speed.
  • Color or B&W.
  • Single or multifunction.
  • Inkjet, laser, or tank printer.
  • Paper handling.
  • Duty cycle and recommended monthly page volume.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Overall costs.

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing A Printer

  • Image Quality. Depending on your target market, your image quality requirements may differ.
  • Size & Speed. The size of the printer will depend on what image sizes you wish to offer.
  • Media Handling.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Support.
  • A few more things to consider.

Which type of printer gives the best quality print

Laser printers are faster (printing more pages per minute), tend to produce higher quality results (with some exceptions), and are more well-suited for high-volume printing than inkjet printers. Laser printers also print much sharper lines and are therefore well-suited for text, logos, and simple business graphics.

What are the two commonly used printers

The two most common types of printers are inkjet and laser printers. Inkjet printers are commonly used by consumers, while laser printers are a typical choice for businesses. Dot matrix printers, which have become increasingly rare, are still used for basic text printing.