Downloading and Installing Drivers for Dell® Printers
Get to know more about installing drivers for Dell printers
Dell offers its users with the manuals, drivers and support information in its website which is located under the 'Support and drivers' link. Users can select this link or use the dropdown menus to access data on Dell drivers or customer care. Users can also download Vista drivers, Mac drivers, Windows drivers, and Linux drivers for Dell printers, fax machines and other products also from this website. It gives you the potential to get user manuals for accessories, office systems, printers and print production systems. If you run into issues while installing a Dell printer, or if you have added a printer but are unable to use it, then users might need to install or update the Dell printer driver so that it is compatible with the version of Windows you are running.
Following are tips to download and install Dell printer drivers in your system:
- Tips to Install
- Find and Download Drivers
- Problems While Installing
Tips to Install
It is always better to follow the right method to install Dell printer drivers in the system. For this, open 'Printers' from the 'Start' menu and then click 'Control Panel'. After that click 'Hardware and Sound', followed by 'Printers'. Then right click the Dell printer for which the users need a new driver and click 'Run as administrator' and then click 'Properties'. If prompted to enter the administrator password, type the password. Then click the 'Advanced' tab and click 'New Driver', and then finish off the steps in the 'Add Printer Driver Wizard' to install the essential drivers.
Find and Download Drivers
In order to download compatible drivers for Dell printers from Dell website, first see the details of the PC you are running, and then search for compatible drivers. After knowing the type of your operating system, users must go to the Dell website and search for a printer driver that is compatible with your Windows operating system. Now users should go after the instructions on the website to download and install the Dell printer driver. Always keep in mind that only the company's website is capable of giving you authentic drivers.
There might be several problems while installing Dell printer driver. Occasionally you may find that the computer is not recognizing the printer driver. Users may also be incapable of using it even if they have installed it correctly. The trouble that you are facing is mainly because the drivers that you are trying to install may not be genuine and could be also because they are not compatible with the computer. In order to solve this, it is necessary to update the printer driver with the right version that suits your operating system.
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