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Printing wirelessly without the printer disc


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demonfoxity88

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I have a new Pavilion dv6 laptop equipped with Windows 7 Professional and I know my dad's working printer does wireless printing because it has a button on the front that says wireless but I was told that I would need the printer's installation disc but I nobody knows where it is. Can I possibly set it up without it?
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I have a new Pavilion dv6 laptop equipped with Windows 7 Professional and I know my dad's working printer does wireless printing because it has a button on the front that says wireless but I was told that I would need the printer's installation disc but I nobody knows where it is. Can I possibly set it up without it?

just go to the printer manufactures website and download the drivers/software for the printer that you have.
for example www.hp.com/ or http://www.brother-usa.com/
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Windows 7 has many printer drivers built in. If it is a common printer, it may be included too. I would just try to Add a printer, and follow the prompts to add a network printer and see what happens.

You do NOT need the printer installation disk. In fact, I generally recommend NOT using those disks as they typically foist all kinds of stuff you don't need on your hard drive. All you need is the basic driver(s). If Windows does not support your natively, then I agree to check the printer makers site. And make sure you select the correct one, including 32 or 64-bit.
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