How to Locate printer Driver in Windows® Vista® System
What are the tips to locate the printer driver in PC operating on Windows Vista ?
Windows Vista is the Operating System produced by the Microsoft. It provides good features to improve the system performance. Printer is output device that can used to print the output in printed format. You need to install driver software compatible with your printer in order to get the performance of the printer. If you have incompatible driver software, then you may face many problems like "Unknown device" or "Driver missing" error. Windows Vista provides many ways to locate printer driver in your system. Device Manager is a computer utility that would list all device details connected to your system. After opening the 'Device Manager' you need to point the name of the printer. You need to right click on the icon for printer. It would list the driver software installed in your system.
Following are the tips to find the location of printer driver in Windows Vista:
- Using Control Panel
- Using Run
- Use command prompt
Using Control Panel
You can find the printer driver from the Control Panel. Open the 'Start' button, then select 'Control Panel' and select 'System and Maintenance'. Sometimes it would list the open for Device Manager or it would list 'Administrative Tool' option. After opening the 'Administrative tool' it would list the option for the 'Computer Management' icon. Here you can see the option to open 'Device Manager'.
After selecting the Start menu you need to select the Run option. It would display the Run dialogue box. Then you need to type devmgmt.msc in the Run textbox. After typing it you need to press the Ok button. It would list the Device Manager. Here you could see the driver software for your Printer.
Use command prompt
You can choose command prompt for locating the printer driver. By selecting the 'Start' menu, you need to select the 'Run' option and type 'cmd' in the Run textbox and press 'Ok' button. After opening the command prompt window, you need to type the 'devmgmt.msc' and press 'Enter' button. It would list the device manger. Here you can see the printer driver software in the Device Manager.
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