1 installation, The driver, Preparing to install the driver – Kyocera Ecosys m2040dn User Manual

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Printer Driver


1 Installation

A printer driver is an application that manages communication between a printer
and your computer.

Once installed, the printer driver settings must be configured in the printer
Properties and Printing Preferences.

In the Product Library window, there are two methods of installation. Express
is a quick way to install a driver and certain features in package form.
With Custom Install, you select from individual drivers and utilities.

With Upgrade you can update the driver and utilities to a newer version. This
feature is only available if there is a product that needs to be upgraded. In a
client/server environment, you cannot upgrade older drivers. Contact your
printing system dealer for more information.

With Maintenance you can run certain utilities. You can access release notes,
the printing system operation guide, and other materials by selecting
Documents. With Uninstall, you can remove drivers and utilities.

Note: In Windows operating systems, you must be logged in with
administrator rights to install the printer driver.

The Driver

In Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows
Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and
Windows Server 2008 with a USB connection, you can install a driver from the
Microsoft Windows Update site if a certified driver is available and the system is
connected to the web.

We recommend you continue to install the driver from the supplied installation
disk for an expanded feature set. In Windows, if the Found New Hardware
dialog box appears during the installation process, click Cancel. If the
Hardware Installation warning dialog box appears, click Continue Anyway.

Preparing to Install the Driver


Turn on the computer and the printer.


Insert the Product Library disk into the disk drive. The application should start

Note: If the Product Library fails to start after inserting it into the disk drive,
use Windows Explorer to locate Setup.exe on the local drive and double-click
to open.


To proceed, read and accept the license agreement that appears.