The Scanner and Camera Installation wizard is primarily designed to install drivers for older scanners and cameras—and some networked scanners—that aren't automatically recognized by Windows.

Before using the wizard, connect your scanner or camera and turn it on. If Windows recognizes the device and installs the appropriate driver, you're all set. There's no need to run the wizard.

To start the Scanner and Camera Installation wizard

  1. Open the Scanners and Cameras wizard by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type scanners and cameras, and then click Scanners and Cameras. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. If you don't see your device listed, make sure it's turned on and connected to your computer. Then click Refresh.

  3. If your scanner or camera still doesn't appear, click Add Device to launch the wizard. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Note

    • The wizard will prompt you to select your scanner or camera from a list. If your scanner or camera isn't listed, you'll need to obtain drivers for it, either from the manufacturer's website or the installation disc that came with the device. Click Have Disk when asked to choose your scanner or camera.