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Install Microsoft Windows Drivers

Product support for: Phaser 3020

Article Id: 1490392.html | Published: 05/17/2016

A printer driver is software that allows your computer to communicate with your printer to enable printing. You can access the printer from your computer by installing the appropriate printer driver in your computer.

The procedure to install drivers may differ depending on the operating system you are using. All applications should be closed on your PC before beginning installation.

To access the many printer drivers which can be used with your machine, refer to the drivers CD or click on Related Content to download the latest versions of printer drivers from the Xerox website.

Installing Windows Drivers

The following provides an overview of the print procedure and features available when printing using Windows.

Install Printer Software

You can install the printer software for local printing and network printing. To install the printer software on the computer, perform the appropriate installation procedure depending on the printer in use.

NOTE: All applications should be closed on your PC before beginning installation.

You can install the printer software for a local or wireless printer using the recommended or custom method.

Local Printer

A local printer is a printer directly attached to your computer using a printer cable, such as a USB cable.

NOTE: If the New Hardware Wizard window appears during the installation procedure, select Close or Cancel.

  1. Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer and powered on.
  2. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM should automatically run, and an installation window displays.

    If the installation window does not appear, select Start > Run. Type X:\\Setup.exe, replacing “X” with the letter which represents your drive and select OK.

    If you use Windows Vista, select Start > All programs > Accessories > Run, and type X:\\Setup.exe.

    If the AutoPlay window appears in Windows Vista, select Run Setup.exe in the Install or run program field, and select Continue in the User Account Control window.

  3. Select Install Software. A Printer Connection Type window displays.
  4. Select USB connection. The Select Software to Install window displays.
  5. Leave the default selections and select Next. The Installing Software window displays.
  6. After the installation is finished, the Setup Completed window displays.
  7. Select Print a test page and select Finish. If your printer is connected to the computer, a Test Print page prints.

Custom Installation

With the custom installation, you can choose individual components to install.

  1. Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer and powered on.
  2. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM should automatically run, and an installation window appears.

    If the installation window does not appear, select Start > Run. Type X:\\Setup.exe, replacing "X" with the letter which represents your drive and select OK.

    If you use Windows Vista, select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run, and type X:\\Setup.exe.

    NOTE: If the AutoPlay window appears in Windows Vista, select Run Setup.exe in the Install or run program field, and select Continue in the User Account Control window.

  3. Select Install Software. A Printer Connection Type window displays.
  4. Select your connection type and select Next. The Select Software to Install window displays.
  5. Select Custom from the Setup type drop-down box.
  6. Select the components to be installed and select Next.

    NOTE: When you select an option, a description of that option displays at the bottom of the screen.

  7. Select Advanced Options if you would like to do any of the following:
    • Change the printer name
    • Change the default printer
    • Share the printer with other users on the network
    • Change the destination path where driver files and user guide files will be copied to. Click Browse to change the path.
  8. Select OK to continue, then select Next. The Copying Files window displays followed by the Installing Software window.
  9. After the installation is finished, the Setup Completed window displays. Select Print a test page and select Finish. If your printer is connected to the computer, a Test Print page prints.

Wireless Printer

Follow the steps below to install Windows drivers for wireless printing.

  1. Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer with a USB cable and powered on.
  2. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM should automatically run, and an installation window appears.

    If the installation window does not appear, select Start > Run. Type X:\\Setup.exe, replacing “X” with the letter which represents your drive and select OK.

    If you use Windows Vista, select Start > All programs > Accessories > Run, and type X:\\Setup.exe.

    If the AutoPlay window appears in Windows Vista, select Run Setup.exe in Install or run program field, and select Continue in the User Account Control window.

  3. Select Install Software. A Printer Connection Type window displays.
  4. Select Wireless network connection.
  5. When asked if you are setting up the printer for the first time, select Yes, I will set up my printer’s wireless network and click Next.
  6. Select your wireless network from the list and click Next.
  7. Enter or confirm the Network Key.
  8. Click Next. The Select Software to Install window displays.
  9. After the installation is finished, select Print a test page and select Finish. If your printer is connected to the computer, a Test Print page prints.

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