How to Connect a Scanner to a Windows Computer
- How to add a scanner to a computer locally
- How to add a network scanner to a Windows 10 computer
- How to Use a Scanner in Windows 10
- How to scan a document in Windows 10
- How to scan a photo in Windows 10
Scanners can be a very useful piece of equipment in several scenarios. Many businesses and offices would grind to a halt without the ability to scan documents into their systems. Using a scanner to upload documents to be transmitted electronically eliminates the need to physically send them to a recipient. This can save an organization a lot of time and money. It also helps minimize storage concerns as file cabinets full of documents can be scanned onto digital media which takes up a fraction of the space to store.
In order to use this valuable peripheral device, you need to know how to connect a scanner to your PC. We intend to show you a few different ways of adding a scanner to a Windows 10 machine. Armed with this knowledge you will be able to connect a scanner to your computer in just about any situation to take full advantage of its functionality.
How to add a scanner to
a computer locally
You may need to attach a scanner directly to your computer when the device is physically present. This is the simplest way of allowing your machine to use the peripheral device.
An essential component that your computer must have to connect to the scanner is an interface that is compatible with the connectivity provided by the device. The majority of scanners you will find on the market today make use of a USB connector, while some older models may use a serial connection. You need to ensure that your computer has a port for you to plug the scanner into or use hardware or software to convert the signal to a usable form.