Windows® Generic Printer Driver
Tips to install a generic text printer driver.
The Windows generic text printer is a printer that supports only text. The Windows generic text printer might be installed with generic drivers which is in-built in Windows. One of the easy way to install the printer driver is to install the printer using the drivers that are in-built. You might use the 'Add printer' wizard to install the printer. The 'Add printer' might be used to install the printer. The main drawback of this method is that the generic printer drivers might be installed. Once the printer drivers are installed, there might be a message on the screen. The onscreen message might prompt you to reboot the computer. After rebooting the computer, then the printer drivers might run in the startup. As soon as the drivers are installed in the computer, then the printer might get functional.
The following might help you in installing generic text printer driver:
- System requirements
- Operating system
- Check for conflicts
The minimum system requirements for the drivers need to be fulfilled. The minimum system requirements are concerned mainly about the processor, RAM and the other hardware available in the desktop. Once the drivers are downloaded, you could check the minimum system requirements from the installation manual that came with the purchase of the generic text printer.
The compatibility is a major factor during the installation of drivers. Compatibility issues might even cause blue screen. So care should be taken while selecting the drivers. You need to make sure that the drivers are compatible. Compatibility issues might occur if the drivers are not appropriate with respect to the generic text printer. After installing the generic text printer drivers, you need to reboot the computer.
You need to check for conflicts for the drivers installed in your computer. During the startup, various drivers installed in the desktop run simultaneously. The conflicts might occur when one driver clashes with another. The driver conflicts will be notified in the 'Device manager' of Windows. If there are any driver clashes, then the generic text printer might not function properly.
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