Dell® Printer Drivers for Windows® Vista®
Do you want to know the various tips to select and install the printer drivers on Dell computers having Windows Vista operating system? Read on.
You will get the printer drivers for Dell from the ‘Drivers and Software download' area on the official website of Dell. The customers can use the menu provided in this web page to locate a driver or software for your Dell printer. If you know the model number of your product, you can use the search engine also to quickly locate all the available drivers correctly. Some drivers that are shipped with Windows, are available through Windows Update, or are saved to your PC through the hardware installation process that is ready to install. In other cases, you will need to install drivers using a CD or DVD provided by the manufacturer of the printer. While installing these drivers you may face some issues like improper installation, compatibility issues and more. These issues can be overcome easily with the help of some useful tips.
Following are some of the tips to find, download and install Dell printer drivers in your Dell system using Windows Vista operating system:
- Following updating of the installation procedure
- Automatic drivers update
- Ways to find and download drivers
Following updating of the installation procedure
Always follow the right procedure to install your Dell printer drivers in the PC. First open 'Printers' by clicking the 'Start' button and then click 'Control Panel'. Now select 'Hardware and Sound', and then click 'Printers'. Then right click the printer for which you want the latest driver and click 'Run as administrator' and then click 'Properties'. If you are asked to enter your administrator password, type it and click the 'Advanced' tab and click 'New Driver'. Finally, complete the steps in the 'Add Printer Driver Wizard' to install.
Automatic drivers update
You shall verify Windows Update at any time to know whether it has found new drivers for your hardware. After that you shall install them if you want. Even if you have set to automatically install important updates in Windows Update for your PC, it still may not be ready to install all the driver updates that it finds for your hardware. Remember that to get all the updates for your driver, you will have to turn on the recommended updates. But always avoid manually updating a driver unless Windows is incapable to find a driver for one of your devices.
To download compatible drivers from a printer Dell's website, all you have to do is to specify the model of the printer and the type of operating system that you own. For this first see the specifications of the operating system that you are running, and then search for the apt drivers. After knowing whether your Windows Vista operating system is using a 32 or 64 bit, you shall go to the Dell’s website and search for a printer driver that is compatible with your Windows Vista operating system. After doing so follow the instructions on the website to download and install the Dell printer driver.
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