How to Install a Lexmark X1185 Printer With No CD

By Quinten Metatron Plummer

  • Overview

    While the installation CD for you Lexmark X1185 printer makes installing the printer quick and easy, it isn't absolutely necessary. Lexmark's online support page offers you manuals, drivers and installation that you can download at your convenience. Read on for tips on how to install your printer.
    • Step 1

      Visit the official homepage of Lexmark. Once on the page, mouse over the heading labeled "Drivers and Downloads," and choose "Driver Finder" from the list.
      How to Install a Lexmark X1185 Printer With No CD
    • Step 2

      Click into the box labeled "Search by Model." Type in "X1185" for your printer's model number--a box will appear below the field with predictive text to speed the process.


    • Step 3

      Once the information is entered, click the search button or press the "Enter" key on your keyboard to send the information. Choose your operating system from the drop down list on the next page. You will be automatically directed to the next page.
    • Step 4

      Choose your preferred language, then click the "Download Now" button. You will be prompted to save the file. Save it to your desktop.
    • Step 5

      Open the downloaded program. Follow the prompts of the installation software, but be sure that the printer in not yet connected to the computer. When prompted by the software, or at the end of the installation, connect the printer to the computer and then restart your system.
    • Skill: Easy

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