Windows® Printer Driver Updates
How could you install updates of printer driver in Windows? Which issues may arise while updating printer driver?
The printer is a peripheral hardware device, which lets you to take hard copy prints by interacting with your system. Printers are available with many different technologies like DOT matrix printer, inkjet printer, laser printer etc in the market. Printers are classified into wireless printer and wired printer based on which medium is used to connect it. Wireless printer uses a wireless technology like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. In order to communicate between the operating system and the printer you need to install printer driver in your system. You could get the installation CD for the printer driver while purchasing printer. Also you could download the driver software from the hardware manufacturer's site.
Given below are tips on installing updates of printer driver in Windows and issues that arise while updating printer driver:
- Install by downloading set-up file
- Install updates through 'Device Manager'
Install by downloading set-up file
In order to install the update for the printer driver in Windows system, you need to visit the printer manufacturer’s site and collect compatible driver software. Before downloading the printer driver you need to check its compatibility with your Windows Operating system. After downloading the set-up file for the printer driver you need to run that file. By following the instructions in the installation wizard you could install the updates easily.
Install updates through 'Device Manager'
In order to open 'Device Manager' you need to right click on the 'My Computer' icon and select 'Manage' option. From the 'Computer Management' window you need to choose 'Device Manager'. By right clicking the installed printer driver you could get the 'Update driver' option. Before choosing this option you need to insert the CD or USB drive which contains the updates file for your printer driver.
Incompatibility is the main issue that arises while installing printer driver or updates for the printer driver. You need to download the driver software which is compatible with your printer as well as with your Windows Operating System. To check its compatibility you need to check the printer driver specification. It would list compatible printer and Operating System.
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