Installing Printer Drivers for Windows® 7
Do you know the things that you need to look out for when moving your printer to a Windows 7 computer?
Upgrading to a newer operating system like Windows 7 is often a problem for those who are already set with all their hardware. The biggest problem so far would be compatibility since no one wants to replace a perfectly working device just because it is no longer compatible with the operating system you are upgrading to. Read on to know more about printers, their compatibility with Windows 7, and all you need to know about printer drivers.
Information regarding Windows 7 and printers:
- Compatibility with Windows 7
- Downloading and installing the driver
- Troubleshooting problems
Compatibility with Windows 7
Every version of Windows is made to have as much compatibility as possible as the previous version. If you are using Windows Vista, then you should have no problem whatsoever. Even users of Windows XP who wants to skip Vista altogether and just jump right to Windows 7 should have no problem with printers as most printers that function with Windows XP can be used with Windows 7.
Downloading and installing the driver
The only real hindrance to installing an old printer to Windows 7 is the availability of drivers. Since older printers were released prior to Windows 7, you would not find the drivers in the bundled disc, if you still have that. The only solution to this would be to visit the site of the company that made your printer and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your printer model. Just download the drivers and install it on your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions so that you can get the best possible result.
If for some reason your computer still fails to utilize or detect your printer, you need to double check if you did get the correct drivers as you may have downloaded the incorrect version of the driver. Remember that Windows 7 has 32 and 64-bit versions. So you should get the correct one for your system. If you are unable to solve the problem on your own, you should seek professional help to avoid any further issue from developing. iYogi is staffed with qualified and very competent personnel who can assist you in installing your printer in Windows 7 and troubleshooting any other problems that arise to ensure that you are satisfied.
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