Drivers for HP LaserJet® 1200 Printer
Do you own a HP LaserJet 1200 printer? Find out how to install drivers for them.
There are many different kinds of printers in existence. They are classified according to the prints they produce. HP LaserJet printers are extremely popular because they provide high quality prints.If your computer is connected to a HP LaserJet 1200 printer, then specific drivers for the same would have to be installed. Drivers are the communicating link between the hardware and the Operating System. Drivers help the printers understand the requirements of the Operating System so that the particular function can be invoked. Drivers are also essential for OS to understand whether the task has been completed or not. If the drivers for HP LaserJet 1200 printer did not come up with the product disc (at the time of purchase), then, the drivers would have to be downloaded and installed separately. All users installing drivers for HP LaserJet 1200 printers are advised to download on latest version drivers available. After downloading the drivers, users must carry out the installation in the safe mode of the Operating System (so that driver clashes or driver errors would not come up). After installing the drivers, users should restart the system before using the printers for the first time.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding points to keep in mind before installing drivers for HP LaserJet 1200:
- Check authenticity of driver
- Create restore point/backup
- Remove malware
Check authenticity of driver
All users installing drivers for HP LaserJet 1200 printers are advised to check the authenticity of the driver being installed. Only genuine drivers for HP LaserJet 1200 printer must be installed as third party drivers might have some malware that would get installed on the system and infect the OS. The authenticity of the driver can be checked by comparing details of drivers about to be installed (other than names) with those on genuine website of manufacturer.
Create restore point/backup
Users installing printer drivers for HP LaserJet 1200 are advised to create a restore point prior to the driver installation. In case some problems do come up with the system, the restore point can be used to roll back the system to previous good working state. Backup of data must be created on a separate media, so that it can be used(if required) from a secondary computer.
Before starting with any procedures related to the installation of drivers for HP LaserJet 1200 printer, users must remove all malware from the system. The removal of malware must be thorough and done with an updated antivirus program as presence of even small malware on the system can cause corruption of the drivers being installed resulting in printer malfunction.
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