Configuring Windows® 7 Printer
Get to know more about problems that may occur while configuring a printer on Windows 7
During the configuration of printers in Windows7 problems might occur. For instance, software not installed or compatibility issues. It is important to make sure that the printer is compatible with Windows 7. The compatibility issues between PC and printer will demonstrate if it will allow the recognition of drivers that support toolbox settings. It is quite helpful for different instructions, settings and other printer features. By having the right application tools make printing a worthwhile experience. It is important for you to determine if the printer is compatible with Windows and if your PC runs on 64-bit version of Windows 7. Some of the printers are compatible only with 32 bit versions.
Here are the problems that may occur while configuring a printer on Windows 7:
- Changing Ports for Printers
- Windows 7 Cannot Detect Network Printer
- Windows 7 Printer Compatibility
Changing Ports for Printers
If the setup program of your printer is working properly and you encounter issues while configuring the device then it may be due to the problem associated with the port. Each printer machine that you are using is configured in such a way that it works properly with a specific port. USB printers use virtual USB ports. The parallel and serial printers use LPT and COM ports. The network-attached printers use standard Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ports. There might be a problem with the printer being configured to print using the FILE port instead of the correct port. FILE port prints documents to a raw printer file and your computer would not spool to the device.
Windows 7 Cannot Detect Network Printer
Another main problem is that Windows 7 cannot detect a network printer. This problem occurs mainly due to some firewall problems. To resolve this go to 'Start', then 'Control Panel', then 'Windows firewall', then to 'Exceptions' and then to 'Check file and printer sharing'. Look for a checkmark that appears on the printer host and restart the printer host and all client machines. If a computer is not plugged sometimes, Windows file and the printer sharing gets messed up.
Windows 7 Printer Compatibility
Ability of different printers to control color is obtained by properly examining the configuration of instructions. There might arise situations in which the printer prints slower because the printer is forced to absorb the font or image as bitmaps or as simple stored information before they form the pixel that reflects the correct background color or even a black or white color.
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