How to Install a Samsung Printer Without a Disk

In the last article, we figured out how to install a printer from the installation disk, this figure out how to be if there is no disk.

There are two options:

  • Windows Update
  • Download the driver yourself.

Windows Update installs the base drivers. They allow only printing and / or scanning. Additional features, such as image processing before printing, color adjustment, and others, will not be available.

The advantages of the second method are that we download the latest software for the device and all the specific functions will be available.

Windows update

Under Windows there is a huge software base for almost all peripheral devices, including printers. We use it.

We connect the printer or MFP to the computer and wait a couple of minutes. The device will be identified or identified and Windows will try to install the driver. Since you are reading this article, then most likely this method did not work. Run the update manually.

We go along the path:

Control panel Hardware and Sound Devices and printer

Control Panel Equipment and Sound Devices and Printers

Click on the computer icon with the right mouse button and select. Windows update.

How to Install a Samsung Printer Without a Disk

In the window that opens, click “Check for updates”.

A search for software for your devices will be performed. If something is found, it will either be downloaded and installed automatically, or you will need to give permission. In my case, everything is done on the machine.

You may need to restart your computer. Follow and see if the printer is installed. If the device is installed, but does not print, then I would plug it into another USB port. (If the printer does not print in principle, you can see this article).

Automatic software download

To ensure that the operating system always automatically loads drivers and pictures for connected devices, you can do the following.

We call the context menu with the right mouse button on the computer icon and select Device installation settings.

In the window that opens, select the recommended setting and “Save Changes”.

Now when you connect a new device, Windows will automatically search for a driver in its database.

How to install the driver from the update center (using the example of HP 1015)

  1. Disconnect the HP 1015 from the computer.

Start menu “Devices and Printers.”

“Installing a printer.”

“Add a local printer”

    We look forward to downloading a list of available drivers.

Choose “HP” “HP LaserJet 1015” click “Next”.

    “No sharing.” and “Next”

HP 1015 installed.

  1. Remove the installed device

We do not need the printer itself. We need software that installs with it.

  1. We connect the HP 1015 to the computer and wait until the unit “grabs” the already installed driver.

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Manual download and installation (.exe)

Take the HP DeskJet F380 as an example. If you do not know the model of your printer or MFP, then carefully study the identification labels on the case. You can also find the model on the sticker on the back or bottom of the device.

We open the browser and write “HP DeskJet F380 driver” to Google or Yandex. You are substituting your model.

In most cases, in the first place, or on the first page of the issue, there will be a link to the equipment support page on the manufacturer’s official website.

Understand that this is the official website at.

Downloading from the official site is more convenient for two reasons:

  • No malicious code;
  • There is fresh software itself.

If on the first page of the issue there was no link to the official website, then you can find it yourself. We set “HP” and immediately select “Drivers” or “Support and Drivers”.

In the section “Drivers and downloads” we set our model (for example, “F380”) and click “Go”.

Or, you can click “Find Now” in the “Define a Product” section on the right and follow the instructions of the wizard. (This option is still available for Windows XP / Vista / 7 with browsers: Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0; Firefox 3.6.x, 12.0; Google Chrome).

We select our device from the search results.

From the drop-down list, select your operating system and click “Submit.”

In the “Driver” section, click “Download.”

There may be several software options. For example, full-featured software and a basic driver. If you need advanced features of the device and image processing. download full-featured software.

Run the downloaded file.

The files will be unpacked and the installation wizard will start. Click “Install” and follow the instructions described in detail in the article about installing the printer from disk.

Manual download and installation (.zip)

Consider the example of Windows 7 64-bit and the Xerox Phaser 3116 printer.

There is no software manufacturer website for this system. You can try the Xerox Phaser 3117.

  1. Download the driver for Phaser 3117 and unpack it.
  2. We connect the device to the computer.
  3. Open Start in the search field, write “Device Manager.” We launch it.
  4. Right-click on an unknown device / printer, call the context menu, and select “Update drivers.”.
  5. Search for drivers for this computer.
  6. Select a driver from the list of already installed drivers.
  7. Select “Printers” and “Next.”
  8. Click “Install from disk.”.
  9. We point to the xrxb7.inf file in the unpacked folder.