1. Daniel Gandolfo's Avatar

    I know this sounds like a daft question but I would like to use my RT with my printer (A HP laserjet).

    I haven't tried it yet but can I use the printer without installing the driver from a CD disc. (I obviously cannot do this because the RT doesn't have a disc drive).

    09-04-2013 06:15 AM
  2. martinmc78's Avatar
    The RT has got a fair amount of support for printers. You should just be able to plug and print via USB cable. Any necessary drivers will be installed
    09-04-2013 06:20 AM
  3. Daniel Gandolfo's Avatar
    I see, so I presume the drivers are already in the OS or downloaded then.
    09-04-2013 06:26 AM
  4. Dos101's Avatar
    Correct. If the printer was made within the last 5 years there is a good chance that it's support. Simply connect the print via USB and go to Control Panel -> Devices and Printers and it should show up there.

    You can check here though if it is supported Windows Compatibility Center
    09-04-2013 01:56 PM
  5. berty6294's Avatar
    I've even connected mine to a couple commercial printers and they've worked fine. Actually I have yet to find a printer that doesn't work! (and I've probably used at least 50 different printers)
    09-04-2013 02:07 PM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    Heck, even scanning works out of the box, whether its a WiFi printer or hardwired printer, it just works with no setup at all!
    09-04-2013 02:08 PM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    If the drivers don't auto install then try plugging in the printer, go under settings, Update and Recovery and then check for updates. Windows might be able to auto-install the drivers.
    09-04-2013 03:44 PM
  8. Racing Snake's Avatar
    My (old) HP deskjet 930c doesn't work - it tells me that the printer is too old!!
    Cheeky bloody thing!
    09-13-2013 03:49 PM

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