How To Fix Plug And Play Error With Dell Printer

How To Fix Plug And Play Error With Dell Printer

When you are interested to use your Dell printer but the Plug and Play option is not working; then you have to understand that your Dell printer needs a proper installation. Otherwise you will get the error while making attempts to Plug and Play.

 Steps to Install Dell Printer Correctly

  • Start by clicking on Start button


  • Then, click on Control Panel located on the column on the right pane


  • Here, you will find Hardware and Sound, click on it


  • Under Devices and Printers option click on Add a Printer option


  • Now, select Add a local printer


  • Then, select Create a new port by clicking on it


  • After that using the drop down menu and choose the port that has your printer model listed


  • And, click on Next button


  • Also click on the Dell printer with the correct IP address, click on Close button


  • Then, click on Close button


  • Now, under Manufacture scroll down until Dell Printer Drivers is displaying


  • Here, click on Dell Printer Drivers


  • After that click on your Dell Printer model under Printers section


  • Now, click on Next button


  • You need to choose the driver that is currently installed, then click on Next button


  • You can change the printer name if needed


  • Also make sure that the Set as the default printer box is checked for future use, click on Next button


  • In the last steps, click on Yes on the Software License agreement window appears


  • Finally, click on Print a test page, then click on Finish button


  • That’s all

Sometimes, you have installed the Dell printer properly, but your driver has some issues with it, here you need to update the driver. This is easy with this driver update guide. You can use it and get your Dell printer driver updated with a new one.

Steps To Update The Driver Using Device Manager

  • First go to Start > All Programs > Windows Update


  • Here, right-click on My Computer


  • Then, click on Properties > Hardware menu tab > Device Manager


  • Now, double-click on the printer that is causing the error


  • Then, right-click the printer and select Properties


  • Here, you need to click on the Driver menu tab and select Update Driver option


  • Locate the driver and install it


  • After that, restart your computer and Dell printer


  • That’s all

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