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    • beattiesman
    • By beattiesman 13th Apr 18, 3:34 PM
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    no dvd on new laptop
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    • 13th Apr 18, 3:34 PM
    no dvd on new laptop 13th Apr 18 at 3:34 PM
    getting a new laptop but it has no dvd slot ,I need to connect my printer to it ,on my old pc I did this with a disc, how do you do it if you cant use the disc thanks
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 13th Apr 18, 3:36 PM
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    Go to the manufacturer website and download the driver.
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    • bingo bango
    • By bingo bango 13th Apr 18, 3:44 PM
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    Go to the manufacturer website and download the driver.
    Originally posted by worried jim
    As jim states, this is now the default action for most new hardware.

    The documentation will have a link to the driver listed within.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 13th Apr 18, 3:45 PM
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    The driver on the disk will be out of date anyway so you might as well start off with the newest driver.
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 13th Apr 18, 3:46 PM
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    I haven't had the need to load a driver from a disk for probably 15 years or so.
    • London50
    • By London50 13th Apr 18, 3:53 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 3:53 PM
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/External-DVD-ROM-Drive-Supports-Notebook/dp/B01B8U7JW2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1523631088&sr=8-4&keywords=External+usb+CD-rom&dpID=51DYrTOpPWL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 13th Apr 18, 5:16 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:16 PM
    If it is an old printer there may not be a suitable driver though...

    You can check ahead of receiving the laptop and perhaps download a driver from the printer manufacturers site onto a USB memory stick. Beware that lots of sites list drivers, only use the manufacturers web site to avoid malware.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 13th Apr 18, 5:28 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:28 PM
    If the printer's relatively newish Windows 10 will probably know what to do with it anyway on a basic level, and anything after that you can get the software from Epson/HP/Kodak/Canon for things like the ink levels.

    Can't remember if I'm honest the last time I installed anything from a CD.
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