IBM® Printer Driver
What issues can one face with IBM printer drivers?
IBM is a multinational computer and technology company that manufactures and sells computer software and hardware throughout the world. IBM offers printers for every need, budget and environment. The various types of IBM printers include IBM Color Laser printer, IBM Laser printer, IBM Multifunction printers, IBM Dot Matrix printers etc. Right drivers are necessary for the printer to work efficiently.
The following points will provide a better understanding of IBM printer drivers and issues that occur on Windows XP operating system:
- About IBM printer drivers
- Tips to select the right printer driver
- Issues with drivers on Windows XP
About IBM printer drivers
There are different and updated IBM printer drivers available for different Windows operating systems. These can be downloaded easily from IBM official website as well as from various different websites. There are different IBM printer drivers available like IBM Infoprint 40 driver for Windows 3.1, IBM Infoprint color 8 driver for Windows 98/95, IBM Infoprint color 8 driver for Windows2000 and IBM network color 17 driver for Windows 2000. Selection of driver depends on the type of Windows operating system that you are using.
Tips to select right printer driver
Selecting the right printer driver is very important as failure to do so will result in issues. There are many ways through which you can choose right printer driver. Many printers come with drivers so it is better to use those drivers first. You can also visit Microsoft website and check which driver is compatible with Windows operating system that you are using and if this does not work then go to printer’s manufacturer website and search for the drivers for use with the Windows that you are using. This will work and this is the easiest way to find out the right driver. Moreover, use driver update software on your system; this will keep you up-to-date with which of the drivers need to be updated.
Issues with drivers on Windows XP
There are some issues that can arise while installing International Business Machine (IBM) printer drivers on Windows XP system. The most common is that your printer’s drivers may be outdated. If you are going to install a new printer then make sure that your printer has the latest version of the driver. Moreover, if you are using 64-bit edition of Windows XP then this will create a problem for you to install drivers because most of the hardware manufacturers offer 32-bit drivers.
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