Panasonic® Printer Drivers
Printer drivers are necessary to send operating system instructions regarding the print commands to a printer. Without a driver, the printer will not be able to perform its functions. The Panasonic website can be used to download appropriate drivers for Panasonic printers. A number of drivers are available on the website based upon the system configuration. The Universal Plug and Play technology in the Windows XP operating system makes it easier to add devices to your PC. Also, the Windows Update online service is regularly making new device drivers available to your system via the web. Mostly, when you plug in a device, Windows XP recognizes it and starts working.
- Installation of drivers
- Techniques to find and download drivers
- Update drivers
Installation of drivers
For installing the printer drivers, certain steps have to be followed. First click 'Start', then 'Control Panel' and click 'Printers and Other Hardware'. Now click 'Printers and Faxes' and double click 'Add Printer' to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click 'Next'. Then click 'Local printer', and clear the 'Automatically detect and install' check box, and then click 'Next'. Now you should click 'Create a new port', and then click 'Local Port' in the 'Port type' section. In the 'Port Name' box, you have to type the path to the printer in the following format, where 'server' is the name of the print server and 'printer' is the name of the printer '\serverprinter'. Now click 'Next', and then select Windows XP driver for your printer. Then click 'Next', and you should follow the instructions to finish the wizard.
Techniques to find and download drivers
Printer drivers can be obtained from the installation disk that came with the printer. To use the most compatible Panasonic printer drivers suitable for your operating system, you can check the Panasonic website specifying your system requirements. This is the best place where you can get the driver for your Panasonic printer. You can then follow the instructions displayed on the screen to download them from the Panasonic website.
You can use the Windows Update Catalog to check for the compatible drivers for your Panasonic printer. This would verify your PC and give automatic updates when necessary. The automatic driver scanners will also scan your system and check if there are any hardware devices and peripheral drivers that need to be installed or updated. Updating your drivers is very important to make them compatible with new applications.
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