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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
How do I install a printer?
Always check the printer manufacturer’s website for the latest drivers for Windows
XP Home Edition
before proceeding. Some printers do not function properly without updated drivers.
If the printer has a USB connection, the printer should be automatically installed.
To install a local printer, proceed as follows:
1 From the Control Panel, select Printers and Other Hardware, then Printers and Faxes.
2 Under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer.
3 Let the Add Printer Wizard guide you through the installation process.
4 Click Finish.
The printer is now installed.
✍ This procedure applies for most, but not for all printers.
I cannot print
❑ Check that all the cables of the printer are properly connected.
❑ Check that your printer is correctly configured and that you have up-to-date drivers. If necessary, contact
To reset the printer connection, proceed as follows:
1 Click on Start and then Printers and Faxes.
2 Right-click in the left part of the window and select Refresh.
3 Click on the icon of the printer installed on your computer.
4 In the Printer Tasks menu, which has now expanded, click on Set printer properties.
5 Have a look through the different tabs and check that everything seems normal.
6 Restart your computer.