Which of these would be the best way to test printer output without using the print function of a Windows application?
A) Print from the Windows Recovery Console
B) Connect the printer to an Linux workstation
C) Use any application, but print in black and white instead of color
D) Use the “Print Test Page” function from the printer driver
E) Hold the “PrtScn” key when Windows is starting
F) Use a set of crayons instead
The answer: D) Use the “Print Test Page” function from the printer driver
Windows includes a test print feature that’s built into the operating system. This “Print Test Page” feature is part of the printer properties and does not rely on any particular Windows application.
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