Resolve issues while installing printer drivers on PC with Windows® 7
Having problems installing printer drivers on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve them.
Printers are computer peripheral devices that are used to take physical copies of files on a computer. Printers are of are classified into the types of prints they produce. Printers can be installed and used with almost all kinds of operating systems and this includes the latest Windows 7 OS. However, if you have connected a printer to Windows 7 system, then specific drivers for the printers would have to be downloaded and then installed. Printer drivers are the link between the printer connected to the system and the Windows 7 Operating System. Printer drivers for Windows 7 comes as self installing files that can be installed with a few clicks. But, some Windows 7 users might face problems when installing printer drivers on the system. These problems include blue screen errors when installing printer drivers, error messages coming up saying that the printer driver cannot be installed, system restarting before the printer driver can be installed etc. Problems when installing Windows 7 printer drivers might even cause corruption of the printer drivers and subsequent malfunction of printer.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix issues when installing printer drivers on Windows 7:
- Remove malware infections
- Install in safe mode
- Check system file integrity
Remove malware infections
Problems while installing printer drivers on Windows 7 might be because of the presence of malware in the system. Malware cause problems when installing drivers by infecting important system files and locking them. Problems while installing printer drivers on Windows 7 caused by malware can be resolved by removing the malware from the system using an updated antivirus program or malware removal tool.
Install in safe mode
Windows 7 has an operational mode known as safe mode. When your Windows 7 system is in safe mode, system would be operating on very few services. Issues when installing printer drivers on Windows 7 might be because some other conflicting driver or application is running in the background. Such issues can be resolved by carrying out the printer driver installation when the system is in the safe mode.
When printer drivers are installed on your Windows 7 system, some system files are changed to associate with the drivers. If these system files are having some problems or errors, then issues would come up when installing printer drivers. Windows 7 users having problems when installing printer drivers are recommended to check the integrity of the system files using default system file checker. If some system files are found damaged, repairing the OS using the repair option and the installation disk would solve the problems and get the printer drivers installed.
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