I recently bought a Lexmark laser printer for my home as lately I have started working from home and require to go to the printing shop too often to my liking. The only problem is I have lost the instruction manual and CD that came along with it. I am aware of printers but in this case I have no idea on How to proceed further and get it connected to my computer. i have a Windows 7 pc at home. Does anyone here know any trick so that I can connect my Lexmark printer to my computer without the cd?
Installing Lexmark printer on Windows 7 -
If you have lost Lexmark printer’s installation CD then go to “www.lexmark.com” and then download the appropriate drivers for the printer.
Step 1: First of all, close all the running applications. After this, press right-click on that file which you have downloaded from Lexmark website.
Step 2: Now a dialog box will open on your desktop where you have to click on the Install button.
Step 3: After this, you have to follow some set of instructions one by one.
Step 4: Just click on the Continue button and then go through Readme files. And then you have to go through the license agreement.
Step 5: Choose a particular language and hit Continue button. Click Agree and then choose your operating system. Again click Continue and then tap on the Install button.
You are now ready to connect Lexmark printer to computer.
Yes! it is a fairly simple task to connect Lexmark printer to computer even though you do not have a CD. The CD which you get along with your printer contains important software driver which are required for maintaining the functionalities and working with your printer. Even if you do not have it, you can easily download these software drivers from your vendor's official website for free.
Step 1: Connect your Lexmark printer to a power source and then to your computer using an adequate USB cable. Wait for few minutes to let the connection between the two devices get established.
Step 2: Open the web-browser and locate to your Printer's official website, Lexmark in this case. Search your device by model number. Now, once you find your device on the website, click on it and go its subsequent "Download" section.
From here, download all the available drivers and firmware for your printer and install them one after the other. Your computer may restart a couple of times but that is common as it is applying the changes made by you.
Step 3: Now, open the Control panel on your computer and select "Add a Printer device". Your computer will start looking for any nearby printers in your vicinity including the Lexmark printer connected to it. Once the computer lays out the list, select your printer name from the given options.
Step 4: Now, your computer will start the configuration and connect Lexmark printer to laptop. Select the default settings in the wizard or customize a few options if you want specific settings. follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
Step 5: Once the installation is complete and drivers are installed, your computer will restart along with the printer to implement the changes made to it. once the setup restarts, print a test page to see if the printer is working fine.
Hopefully, these steps helped you in configuring or connect Lexmark printer to a laptop and computer. in case you have any further doubts or queries regarding the same, feel free to respond back and I will be glad to clarify any further doubts or queries of yours.