If you hook up a brand-new printer to your computer, you might need to properly configure the printer drivers before you use it. Most of the time, this process should be automatic: several operating systems can auto-detect most devices that are plugged into your computer.

If this process is not automatic, you should use the installation CD that came with your printer to install the proper printer drivers. If you don’t have an installation CD, please search online for the printer manufacturer’s website and follow instructions on its page to install your printer’s drivers.