Installing your printer with the USB connection is one of the easiest methods in connecting your printer with a computer or laptop. Firstly, prepare your printer for performing the USB connection using the basic printer driver. Power up your printer if it is turned off previously. Take a USB cable less than 4 meters in length. Ensure that your computer has a USB port. Never use a USB hub or docking station to execute the USB connection.Unplug the USB cord from your printer and computer if connected. Also, remove the devices that are connected to your computer if any. Click the Windows or Start menu on your computer. Type Devices in the search field and click Devices and Printers in the result list. Right-click the name of your printer model and choose the Remove Device option. If there are multiple icons, remove them all. Quit the Devices and Printers screen.
You can start downloading the printer software. Download the current version of the basic printer software on your computer. Once you download the software, install it. The installation process varies based on the OS version of your computer or laptop. Follow the instructions on the screen while installing the software. Select the connection type as wired. Find the USB connection method and select it. Carry on with the guidelines and complete the USB connection between the devices using the basic printer software. The USB connection slightly changes depending on the brand and model of your printer.