Installing The Printer Driver Software; Description Of The Printer Driver; Checking The Hardware And Software Requirements; Installing The Printer Driver - Sharp AL-1000 Series Operation Manual

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Description of the printer driver

The printer driver is the software program which runs the printer. It converts the data in your file
into information that the printer can understand. It also controls communication between the
printer and computer as the data is printed.

Checking the hardware and software requirements

You will need the following hardware and software in order to install the printer driver.
Computer type
Windows type
Physical RAM
Hard disk free space

Installing the printer driver

The software for your printer is provided on CD-ROM.
Before installing the printer driver, be sure to check the following items.
Is the printer connected properly to the computer?
Does the printer have paper?
Is there another GDI printer driver or Windows Printing System printer driver already
installed? If installed, change the printer port setting. For the change of the printer port
setting, see USING OTHER INSTALLED DRIVERS on page 28.
In this description, the following drive configuration is supposed. Specify proper drives depending
on the configuration of your computer.
Drive R: CD-ROM drive (installation source)
Drive C: Hard disk drive (installation destination)
The printer driver included in this product cannot be used under Windows NT
3.5x, OS/2, pure MS-DOS and other operating systems which are not described
If you are using some of your computer's memory as a RAM drive, the printer
driver may not be allocated the correct amount of memory. In such a case,
reduce the size of your RAM disk, or do not use the RAM disk. Please refer to
your MS Windows documentation for further information.
IBM PC/AT or compatible computer equipped with a bi-
directional parallel interface and CD-ROM drive
Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
486DX 66 MHz or better
Windows 95, Windows 3.1x: 8MB (16MB or more is
Windows NT4.0: 12MB (16MB or more is recommended.)
Windows 98: 16MB (32MB or more is recommended.)
640 x 480 dots (VGA) or better
10 MB or more


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