Epson® Printer Drivers for Windows® XP®
Do you own an Epson printer? Find out how to install drivers for the same on a computer operating on Windows XP.
Drivers are the translators that act as communication link between the operating system and the hardware installed on a computer. Drivers help the hardware understand the needs and requirements of the operating system so that it can invoke the required functions. Drivers are also important for the operating system to understand the results produced by the hardware. Different operating systems have different needs and in case your computer is operating on Windows XP, then Windows XP specific drivers need to be installed. If your system is connected to an Epson printer, then specific printer drivers need to be downloaded and installed. When downloading the Windows XP drivers for Epson printer, you must make sure that the drivers are of the latest kind and also check whether the drivers are suitable for Windows XP. Installation of drivers for other Windows based operating systems on your Windows XP computer can cause many problems. The downloaded drivers are best installed when the system is in the Safe Mode and once the installation is complete, you need to reboot the system before using the printer.
Let us talk about the things that you need to keep in mind before installing Epson printer driver for Windows XP-based computer:
- Remove malware
- Check authenticity of driver
- Backup and restore point
Before installing Epson printer drivers for Windows XP, you are advised to make sure that you make the computer free from all kinds of malware. The removal of malware must be thorough and complete as presence of malware within the system at the time of installation can corrupt the drivers. For this, you need to use an updated antivirus tool.
Check authenticity of driver
While installing Epson printer drivers for Windows XP-based computer, you are recommended to check the authenticity of the drivers. Installation of third party drivers can cause serious problems with the working of the system. Authenticity of the drivers can be checked by verifying the details of drivers provided on the official Epson website and comparing them with the details of drivers at hand.
When installing drivers for Epson printer on Windows XP-based computer, it is suggested that you create a manual restore point so that system can be restored even if some major issues come up with the system after the installation. In addition, you are advised to create backup of all important data on the system on a separate media.
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