Location of printer driver in Windows® 7
What are the methods to locate the printer driver in Windows 7? What is the technique to check the compatibility of printer driver?
Windows 7 is an advanced and easy to use operating system. One of the main advantages of Windows 7 is the wide support if provides for devices and peripherals. The drivers are very important for every device in the computer. Printer driver for instance, are necessary for proper functioning of the printer. If the driver is corrupted or is malfunctioned, you may face issues with the proper functioning of the printer. You can easily locate printer driver in your computer. To do so, you need to access the ‘Device Manager’ in 'Control Panel'. You need to select the printer from the list that appears in the 'Device Manager'. After that, right-click on the device and then you will see the driver installed for the printer. You might also find the driver from system drive.
The following are the technique to check the compatibility for a printer on Windows 7:
- Check printer manual
- Printer compatibility tool
- Check website
Check printer manual
The compatibility of any printer could be checked from the printer manual. The printer manual will be supplied along with the purchase of the printer. You need to go through the installation manual for the compatibility. The compatibility of the printer could be checked. The latest printers support Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc. Some printers might not be compatible with the older version of Windows as well.
Printer compatibility tool
The printer compatibility of the printer plays an important role in the proper functioning of the computer. You need to download the compatibility checker from the Internet. After downloading, you need to run the tool to find the compatibility of the printer. The printer compatibility tool might be accessed only from the website of the manufacturer. Not all printer support this tool.
The easiest way to check the compatibility for a printer is from the website of the manufacturer. The supported operating systems will be available from the website. For example, if you want to know the compatibility of HP printer, then you might access the printer manual from the website. This could be downloaded as a PDF file from the website of the manufacturer.
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