Another hour and a half gone from my life and I won't get it back. The printer shown is a reasonable facsimile of the printer I recently purchased. Downloading Windows 10 at last had rendered my old one obsolete. There just wasn't a driver that was compatible. The old printer had to go to recycle.
The printer came with fold-out set of instructions for hooking it up and installing the software to run it. I did get it hooked up successfully and decided to use the cd Rom to set it up.
Big mistake. Somehow, the disc connected enough for me to be able to print a simple document. That was what I wanted so I assumed that the printer lacked many features and that Windows 10 downloaded software like magic without even the usual prompts. I couldn't run the printer alignment but thought the printing looked okay. Yesterday I wanted to scan an old picture. When I looked at the printer- no scan button. Online to read the manual. The printer could scan but I had to access the settings on the menu. WHAT MENU? After searching around, I found that the set-up cd had been corrupted. Then I did what I should have to begin with. I got the pamphlet and went to the website to download the printer driver. Fifteen minutes later all the printer features appeared in menu on my desktop. I could align the printer though when instructions say load ONE sheet of paper, load just one. After three false starts, I got it done. And I even scanned the picture. Then I took a little more of my blood pressure medication. The alternative was a stiff drink but there was nothing but beer in the house.
Yes, I'm of a certain age but I'm pretty spry and like to think still smart enough.