Printer Driver Updates
What is the need to update printer driver and how to update printer drivers in Windows XP?
You need to update the printer driver. Updating the printer driver might keep the program compatible with all the latest applications. You need to configure various options in Windows like Auto Update features if available for the printer. Authentic drivers need to be installed for the printer. After installing the drivers, you need to update drivers from the manufacturer’s website. The drivers need to be obtained only from manufacturer’s website. The drivers should not be downloaded from any third party website. You need to scan the drivers for any malware before installation. After installing the drivers, reboot the computer.
The following points might help you in updating printer drivers in Windows XP:
- Download from manufacturer’s website
- Minimum system requirements
- Scan for malware
Download from manufacturer’s website
You need to obtain genuine printer drivers for the printer manufacturer's website. Printer is a hardware that requires driver to make it work. Hence, drivers need to be installed. Based on the make and model of the printer, you need to go to the manufacturer’s website and update drivers. After downloading the drivers, install drivers in the computer. You might see a message saying that you need to reboot the computer to finish the installation.
Minimum system requirements
The printer drivers are specifically designed according to the make and model of the modem. The minimum requirements will be mentioned in the ‘read me’ file along with the update or from the manufacturer’s website. The minimum requirements are mainly about the processor, RAM and motherboard. You need to make sure that these requirements are met.
You need to scan for malware. The malware might affect the set-up files of the modem driver. In order to scan the computer for the malware, you need to install an antivirus in the notebook. After installing the antivirus in the notebook, you need to scan for malware. After that, you might install modem drivers in the computer. After installation, reboot the computer.
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