Toshiba® printer drivers for Windows® Vista®
Installing Toshiba printer drivers on a Windows Vista system and tips for troubleshooting issue that can occur
Printer drivers are necessary for the proper functioning of Toshiba printers. Windows Vista can support different device drivers. Printer drivers that come under Windows enable the user to translate graphics requests that are device-independent into specified printer commands. Printer driver is a program that controls a printer. Whenever you print a document, the printer driver takes over, feeding data to the printer with the correct commands. Most modern operating systems come with printer drivers for the most common types of printers, but you need to install them before you can use the printer. You might also download updated drivers from the printer manufacturer's website. You can face some issues while installing the Toshiba printer drivers on a Windows Vista system.
The following are the issues and tips to fix the issues while installing Toshiba printer drivers on a Windows Vista system:
- Identify printer being used
- Installing the printer driver
- Checking the virus issue
Identify printer being used
Before installing the drivers you need to get the details of the printer being used. In this case you have to find the details of printer. For that you have to follow the steps. Insert the CD included with the printer at the time of purchase into the CD drive or else you have to click 'Start' menu and go to 'Control Panel' and then open 'Faxes and printers'. Right click 'Printers' and select 'Properties'. Here, the device type and manufacturer might be listed in the 'General' tab.
Installing the printer driver
Using the details of the printer, you have to open the printer’s manufacturer’s website. From there you need to install the driver which is compatible with the printer and also the operating system. The hardware manufacturers generally provide downloads of drivers for their products. After downloading and saving it on a proper location, you have to double-click 'setup.exe' or 'install.exe' driver file. This would begin the driver installation process.
Viruses are becoming a threat to the modern PC world. These malware are the unwanted programs or software which are designed for destroying program files and OS. You need to be more cautious about it. If they are present they would interrupt the installation process and then corrupt the drivers. After that drivers would not work. You need to use best antivirus software and authorized websites for removing them.
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