Installing Printer Drivers

Once you've installed Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the next task is to configure the printers. In Windows terminology, the physical printer is called a print device, and the print queue on the computer is called the printer. It is the printer driver that performs the transformation from a series of bits into a physical piece of paper that is an accurate representation of the information you see on the screen. This transformation is referred to as WYSIWYG, or "What You See Is What You Get." This acronym is often pronounced as "weeseewig." In addition to assisting in the prevention of the infernal "blue screen of death" (BSOD), a properly functioning printer driver is essential for Microsoft Office productivity ...

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