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Article Number: 000135853

How to Install or Re-install a Printer on Windows 7 Using a Wired or Wireless Network Connection

Summary: Windows 7 install on Dell printers.

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If the printer has previously been installed on the system, fully uninstall the driver and other software before re-installing.

SLN284831_en_US__1icon NOTE: Exact instructions for your model of printer can be found in the User's Guide.

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On the top menu bar, click Add a Printer Figure 2 .


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Select Add a local printer Figure 3.


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Select Create a new port, from the drop down list select Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next Figure 4.


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In the field labeled Hostname or IP address enter the IP address of the printer. The Port Name field is automatically populated. Uncheck the option for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use then click Next Figure 5.


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If prompted for Additional Port Information, under Device Type, select Standard and Generic Network Card then click Next Figure 6.


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Click the Have Disk button Figure 7.


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Click Browse Figure 8.


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Navigate to the extracted files and click Open Figure 9.


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Often the driver will be a few directories deep. In this case we select the Printer folder first Figure 10.

SLN284831_en_US__1icon NOTE: The instructions in this step are a general guide using one driver package as an illustration. Different driver packages will have slightly different folder structures.

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We are then presented with a choice between PCL (Printer Command Language) and PS (PostScript) drivers. In this example we are choosing PostScript Figure 11.


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Language options are often present, in our example we select English Figure 12.


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Operating system folders are also common, for our example we select WINXP_VISTA_64 meaning 64-bit drivers for Windows 2000, XP and Vista. If, as in this case, your version of Windows is newer than those listed, use the latest OS version with the correct architecture Figure 13.


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Select the driver (*.inf) file, in this case dp5330.inf, and click open Figure 14.


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In the Install from Disk dialogue click OK Figure 15.


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Some driver packages may include drivers for more than one model or variant. Select the correct model from the list if applicable, then click Next Figure 16.


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Printer name may be changed if desired, or leave as default and click Next Figure 17.


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Choose if the printer should be shared, with this PC acting as a print server, then click Next. If you are unsure select Do not share this printer Figure 18.


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Check the box next to Set as the default printer if desired. Click the Print a test page button then click Finish to exit the Wizard Figure 19.


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SLN284831_en_US__22Printer Support
More information can be found in the User Guide for your model printer, or visit our Printer Support site for additional information, troubleshooting articles and videos.  

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21 Feb 2021



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