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Lost My Printer Installation CD

What to do if you've lost your printer installation CD - find out how to install your printer driver without the CD

When you first bought your printer, you got a CD with it, but since then, you’ve probably moved your computer or gotten a new one. If you trashed or lost your original CD, you can still install or re-install your printer so your computer will be print-capable as you meant for it to be.

Printers need software and drivers to work with computers, whether you have a Mac or a Windows operating system. The easiest thing to do if you’ve misplaced your disk is to visit the website of the printer manufacturer. Below find links to some of the common printer company websites. Select your specific model from their list, and download the drivers you’ll need. If you want another hard copy of the disk, you can contact the manufacturer via their contact information from the websites below, and request that they send you one. This method is slower, but if you must have the hard copy for any reason, most companies will comply.When you first bought your printer, you got a CD with it, but since then, you’ve probably moved your computer or gotten a new one. If you trashed or lost your original CD, you can still install or re-install your printer so your computer will be print-capable as you meant for it to be.

Manufacturers' Web Sites

Links to the support centers of the major printer manufacturer's web sites are listed below:

Apple Printer Drivers: Apple

Brother Printer Drivers: Brother—Navigate to the appropriate printer from the Product Group drop-down menu.

Canon Printer Drivers: Canon—Enter your product name directly or choose from a list.

Dell Printer Drivers: Dell—Enter service tag number if you have it, if not, you can have the website detect your printer or select the appropriate category.

Epson Printer Drivers: Epson—Enter the name of your printer or choose from the appropriate category.

HP Printer Drivers: HP—Select the "Drivers and Downloads" option and either enter your product name or have the website detect the product.

Kodak Printer Drivers: Kodak—Select the "Printer" category and hit the Search button to bring up all the pages.

Lexmark Printer Installation: Lexmark—Go through the 4-step process to find the appropriate version of printer drivers and support.

Samsung Printer installer: Samsung—Enter the name of your printer or select the "Printers" link from under the Office category. Then use the drop-down to locate the appropriate page. Select the appropriate Samsung printer installer from the list.

Other companies will probably have a “drivers & support” link from their home page that you can follow. If you aren’t sure what model printer you have, check the back to find the manufacturer’s name, the model title, and the model number..