Windows® 7 Printer Update
What are the guidelines to update printer drivers on your Windows 7 system?
Drivers are the link between the hardware components and the operating system installed on a computer. All computer devices such as printers, scanners, gamepads etc. require drivers to function. Without drivers, none of the hardware components would be able to understand the commands given by the OS. Drivers differ with operating systems and if you have connected a printer to Windows 7 system, then specific Windows 7 drivers would have to be installed. Manufacturers come out with updated versions of drivers to enhance the functioning of the components. This is applicable for printers too. All Windows 7 users are advised to update the printer drivers installed on the system as updating the drivers would enhance the performance and functioning of the printers. The printer drivers installed on your system can be updated either using the Device manager or by downloading the updated versions of the printer drivers and then installing them over the existing drivers.
Following details gives users more information regarding things to keep in mind when updating printer drivers on Windows 7:
- Create restore point
- Resolve system errors
- Stop unwanted services
Create restore point
All Windows 7 users updating the printer drivers installed on their computer systems are advised to create a restore point before the update process. The restore point must be created as a precautionary measure. In case some problems come up with the system after installing updated versions of drivers, system can be easily restored to previous working state.
Resolve system errorsk
Whiled updating printer drivers on Windows 7, users are recommended to ensure that the system is totally free from errors. System files are associated with the printer drivers and errors within the system can cause update process to run into unexpected errors. Windows 7 users are therefore advised to clean the registry, check for damage to system files using system file check and repair the OS if system files are found damaged.
Stop unwanted services
Before starting with the updation of printer drivers on Windows 7, users are suggested to stop all unwanted services running in the background of the system. This should be done so that the update process would be fast and that the process would not be interrupted. If some conflicting applications or services are running in the background, the update process might get interrupted resulting in corruption of printer drivers.
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