HP Printer Drivers for Windows® Vista
Windows Vista is highly suitable for home and business applications due to the various attractive features in it. Printer drivers are the files that instruct your computer to best utilize your attached printer. This makes the drivers a vital component of your Windows Vista computer. If you are getting the error message "Driver not installed" when you try to print, these issues can be solved easily if you follow certain tips before selecting the drivers for your computer. The main cause of this problem is that the drivers are outdated and it is easily remedied by downloading and installing the latest printer drivers.
- Installation process
- Tips to select the best driver
- Issues and solutions
Always go through the correct process of installation to make the drivers function properly. Click 'Start,' then select 'Control Panel,' and click 'Hardware and Sound' and then select 'Printers'. Right click the printer of your system for which you are installing the new drivers. Then 'Run as administrator' and click 'Properties.' Now Click 'Advanced' and finally, click 'New Driver.' Follow the instructions displayed on your computer for the Add Printer Driver Wizard to complete the installation procedure.
Tips to select the best driver
While you are doing the process of downloading, and installing new printer drivers you might come across many versions. But before selecting one, make sure that these are compatible with your printer and operating system. For this, go to the HP website and specify the version of your printer. Then you can easily find out the printer drivers. Also, specify your operating system because the drivers for other operating system might not be compatible. This would definitely help you to get the suitable drivers from authentic websites.
Sometimes you might face issues related to HP printer drivers in Windows Vista. This is because you might not have upgraded the drivers even after upgrading the operating system. This would result in system crashing due to incompatibility. So maintain the process of upgrading as you upgrade the operating system. Unauthentic drivers might cause trouble. To solve this, download the drivers from trusted websites only. The manufacturer’s website is capable of helping you with this as they can suggest you the best drivers suitable for your operating system.
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