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Lost My Printer Installation Disk - Now What?
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When you first bought your printer, you got a disk with it, but since then, you’ve probably moved your computer or gotten a new one. If you trashed or lost your original disk, you can still install or re-install your printer so your computer will be print-capable as you meant for it to be.
Printers need software and drivers to work with computers, whether you have a Mac or a Windows operating system. The easiest thing to do if you’ve misplaced your disk is to visit the website of the printer manufacturer. Below find links to some of the common printer company websites. Select your specific model from their list, and download the drivers you’ll need. If you want another hard copy of the disk, you can contact the manufacturer via their contact information from the websites below, and request that they send you one. This method is slower, but if you must have the hard copy for any reason, most companies will comply.
Drivers and software for HP printers: http://www.hp.com/#Support
Other companies will probably have a “drivers & support” link from their home page that you can follow. If you aren’t sure what model printer you have, check the back to find the manufacturer’s name, the model title, and the model number..