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Printers and scanners allow your computer to be viewed and printed beyond the size of your screen. These devices are useful only when you can set the commands to do the job just as you need to. Windows 7 allows you to change your printing and scanning options to get the copies you want every single time. Read the following steps and learn how to install a Windows 7 printer or scanner.

  1. Click Start in the bottom left corner of your computer screen.
  2. Select Devices and Printers from the pop-up list. A new window will be opened.
  3. Right-click on the printer or scanner you want to configure. There’s a drop-down menu.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select Printer Properties. The Printer Properties dialog box will open. This is where you can configure ports, update drivers, and customize hardware options.
  5. From the list of tabs at the top of the box, click the Ports tab.
  6. Click the Configure Port button.
  7. Configure the options to suit your needs.
  8. Click OK to save your configuration options.

Windows 7 also allows you to configure your print preferences as well as configuring ports.

  1. Click Start in the bottom left corner of your computer screen.
  2. Select Devices and Printers from the pop-up list. A new window will be opened.
  3. Right-click on the printer you want to configure. There’s a drop-down menu.
  4. Select Print Preferences from the drop-down menu. The Print Preferences dialog will open.
  5. Choose page layout, sheet size, paper source and double-sided or single-sided printing. You can also choose to stack the pages together. Set the options to suit your printing and scanning needs.
  6. To save your printing preferences, click the OK button.

 

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