Samsung® printer drivers
Learn the significance of printer drivers and guidelines for installing them on a Windows XP-based computer
The customers can obtain the correct drivers for Samsung printers from the official website of Samsung. It has a list of Samsung printer drivers that are available for downloading. The customers just have to browse the database on the website and find a driver that fits the user requirements. Based upon the system requirements, you can choose one and install it in your PC. A printer driver is a program used by the computer to send instructions to the printers. These drivers translate the information you send from the PC into commands that the printer understands. Generally, printer drivers are not compatible across platforms, so various drivers must be installed on the print server to support different hardware and operating systems.
Tips to install Samsung printer drivers on a computer with Windows XP are discussed in the following points:
- Method to install
- Tips to find drivers
- Use Windows Update Catalog
Method to install
Always follow the right method to install your Samsung printer drivers in the PC. First click 'Start', then 'Control Panel' and choose 'Printers and Other Hardware'. Now click 'Printers and Faxes' and double click on the 'Add Printer' to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click 'Next'. Then click 'Local printer', and clear the 'Automatically detect and install' box and then click 'Next'. Now users should click 'Create a new port', and then click 'Local Port' in the 'Port type' section. In the 'Port Name' box, you will have to type the path to the printer in the format: '\serverprinter' (where 'server' is the name of the print server and 'printer' is the name of the printer). Now click 'Next', and then select Windows XP driver for your Samsung printer. Then click 'Next', and you can track the instructions to finish the printer wizard.
Tips to find drivers
The first and the most apparent place to find the Samsung driver is the disk that came with the printer. If you have a new printer, it will have printer drivers for your Windows XP operating system. If you want to install and use the most compatible Samsung printer drivers suitable for your operating system, simply browse the Samsung website, specifying your system requirements. It will provide you authentic and proper drivers that are required.
Always use the Windows Update Catalog to check for the compatible drivers for your Samsung printer. This would verify your PC and give automatic updates when required. The automatic driver scanners are also capable of scanning your system and check if there are any hardware devices and peripheral drivers that need to be installed or updated. Updating your printer drivers is very important because it helps in making the Samsung printer function properly.
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