Dell Inspiron 8100 Solution Manual: Connecting A Printer; Installing The Printer Driver; Parallel Printer

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For complete
printer driver installation
instructions, refer to your
printer documentation.
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Se tti n g U p

Connecting a Printer

See the documentation that came with the printer for any recommended
preparation procedures, such as:
Removing the packaging
Installing the toner or ink cartridge
Loading paper
Then follow the instructions that came with the printer to connect it to the
computer. If no information is provided, see the following sections.
Installing the Printer Driver
Dell installs drivers for some new printers. Click the Start button, point to
Settings, and then click Printers. If your printer is listed in the Printers
window, the printer is ready to use.
If you need to install a printer driver, insert the installation CD into the CD
or DVD drive. Then follow the prompts on the screen using the instructions
that came with the printer.
If your printer installation CD does not automatically run, click the Start
button on the Microsoft
x:\setup.exe (where x is the letter of your CD or DVD drive [usually
drive D]). Then click OK and follow the prompts on your screen.
Parallel Printer
Turn off the computer (see page 18).
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NOTICE:
Use only a standard IEEE parallel cable measuring 3 m (10 ft) or
less to connect the printer to the computer. Use of a nonstandard cable may
prevent the printer from working.
Attach the parallel printer cable to the parallel connector on the
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computer and tighten the two screws. Attach the cable to the parallel
connector on the printer and snap the two clips into the two notches.
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