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Learn how to set up and operate a computer printer with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A printer
- A PC
- The printer’s model number
- The printer’s manufacturer
Check connection and power
Check to see if the printer is properly connected and powered on.
Click "Start" and find "Control Panel"
Click on the "Start" button at the end of the "Tool Bar" on your PC screen and then find the "Control Panel" on the pop-up menu.
Click "Printers" icon
Find and double-click on the "Printers and Other Hardware" icon in the new window; then double-click the "Printers and Faxes" icon.
Find your printer icon
Find the icon representing your printer and right-click on it.
Select "Default Printer"
Select "Default Printer" from the pop-up menu. If this selection is missing, the current printer is already your default.