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Windows 10 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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7. Devices and Printers

Windows Printing Primer

In most cases, the process of installing and using a printer with Windows is nearly effortless. Just plugging in the printer to your computer is usually enough. Installation and setup are automatic and silent. Within a few seconds, you can start printing from whatever programs you use, without thinking any more about it. This process doesn’t always go quite this smoothly, though, so we’ve devoted this chapter to the ins and outs of installing and using a printer in Windows 10.

Windows gives you control over the printing system through the Devices and Printers window, which is part of the old desktop-style Control Panel. Here are the easiest ways to get there:

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