How to Install Printer Drivers in Windows® XP®
Get to know more about installing Printer Drivers in Windows XP
Drivers are small software programs that allow the hardware to function. The driver allows your Windows XP Operating System to communicate with system devices. The printer driver also varies by manufacturer and model. The user can update your printer driver when it is outdated. For updating the user has to go to the manufacturer's website to download the latest software and drivers. At the time of downloading the user has to select the most recent printer driver from the manufacturer's website. Some printer drivers are comes with Windows and they are available through Windows updates. These updates are saved to your computer through the hardware installation process and are ready to install. In other cases the user will need to install printer drivers using a CD or DVD provided by the printer manufacturer.
Following lines discuss about the common problems that may arise while installing printer drivers on your Windows XP system:
- Incompatible driver
- Missing drivers
- Download from manufactures website
The printer drivers are the communication ports between printer and Windows XP Operating System. The printer driver is compatible with your computer Operating System, if not this will makes errors on your computer system. An incompatible printer driver cannot properly work with your printer. The printer driver is designed to perform with one hardware program that is printer. So the user must take care about the installation of compatible printer driver on your computer for the proper functioning of your printer.
The driver not present on your Windows XP computer is known as missing drivers. These missing drivers may occur if something went wrong during installation process. Sometimes the installation process of printer drivers is interfered with some errors and prevented the driver from being properly installed. This missing driver error occurs if the user uninstalls the software application that came with the printer driver.
To solve this driver incompatibility, missing driver problems the user has to visit the printer manufacturers Website and download compatible printer driver for your computer system. There is a hundreds of printer driver updates are available in manufacturers Websites. You can download the compatible printer driver by using the exact printer model number. So install the correct printer driver on your Windows XP computer system that will avoid most of these printer driver problems.
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