Steps to Add a Printer to Windows 8?

As always Windows 8 is a very plug-and-play friendly operating system, and usually adding a printer involves nothing more than revolving on your printer and also connecting it to the computer system through USB cable. The Windows 8 should instantly detect it and then ensure to install the drivers for you automatically; this process usually takes a few seconds. Sometimes, while using printer is giving you trouble, or want to connect with a network printer, you always might need to configure Windows 8 little bit.

Steps to Add a Printer to Windows 8

To connect a Printer to Windows 8 is a very simple and easy process, but you need to follow the procedure in a given sequence to avoid trouble and saves your much time and takes fewer efforts. Here we are providing you 4 simple steps by which you can use anyhow to connect your printer with Windows 8 operating system. The steps are discussed below:

Connecting the Printer Via USB

To connect the printer through USB cable:

1.     Check Compatibility if using the Windows RT:

A few devices are not compatible with the Windows RT; it’s a mobile version of Windows 8. For this, you need to follow the given steps.

i)       Open Manufacturer’s website
ii)     Enter Printer Model Online, to know Windows RT support it or not.

2.     Read Manual Guide :

Most of the printers can easily be plugged into your system USB port, but many printers require the driver installation before the printer is plugged in with the system. Ensure manual or quick-start guide to know the suggested complete installation procedure.

3.     Plug-in the Printer:

Generally, Windows 8 will automatically detect the printer and also easily install the correct drivers. However, the updated drivers might be downloaded through the Windows Update during the time of the installation process.

4.     Search For a Printer

Sometimes, the printer is connected with the system, but not showing it in the system, that time you need to add manually. Though, it might require for older printers which are not automatically detected by the Windows.

1.     Click on the Start option and launch the Control Panel. You can also press the key together on the keyboard or click on the Windows icon at the bottom left corner of the screen.
2.     Select Devices and Printers option.
3.     In the Category view, click on the "View devices and printers" link.
4.     All connected devices will appear on the screen.
5.     Click on the Add a printer option. It is located at the top of the window screen.
6.     Select your printer.
7.     A list of available printers might take a few seconds to load.
8.     Confirm that printer is connected properly.

S        Micheal Ricky  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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