In Chapter 6, I showed you how to import your digital photographs to your Windows 8.1 computer and how you can view them and perform some basic editing on them using the Photos app and Windows Photo Gallery. At some point, however, you might want to print some photographs or documents or connect your computer to external hardware. Let’s start with printers.
Windows 8.1 can automatically detect and install printers, even ones that are on your home or work WiFi network. You might find that the first time you want to print something that the printer has already been automatically installed.
You can check if your printer (or other external hardware) is installed by opening PC Settings and clicking/touching the PC & Devices section and then clicking Devices (Figure 8-1). You will see a list of all installed hardware on the right side of the screen, and at the top of the list is an Add a device button that you can click/touch to add something that hasn’t been installed already.
To connect a wireless printer or other ...