Windows printer drivers
Which printer drivers are available from Microsoft?
Printers are available in different form factors like DOT matrix printer, ink jet printer, laser printer etc. Based on the medium used to connect, printers are also classified as wireless printer and wired printer. Wireless printer does not use a physical medium, it uses a wireless technology like Bluetooth instead. Printer driver is a software program which acts as a translator between the Operating System and printer. It communicates with the device through the computer bus or communications subsystem. Printer driver simplifies programming by acting as an intermediary between printer and Operating Systems. Some printer driver helps you to save your printed jobs, whether it is a document file, a Vector file or a Raster image. Before installing printer driver in your system, you need to check the compatibility. You may face issues while using printer, if you have installed an incompatible printer drivers.
Following are some information about Windows printer drivers, different windows printer drivers and role of printer drivers:
- Windows printer drivers
- Different Windows printer drivers
- Role of printer drivers
Windows printer drivers
Windows printer drivers are designed through co-operation between Microsoft and the Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV) that manufactures printer. Microsoft assists IHVs in programming and testing of the printer driver interaction with various Windows Operating Systems.
Different Windows printer drivers
Windows Operating System supports all printers listed in the latest Hardware Compatibility List. You could get any printer drivers that support Windows Operating System from the website of Microsoft. If the printer driver you needed is not present in Microsoft website, you could download it from the website of the manufacturer. ArcSoft Print Creations, APLI Master, DotNetChecks Personal etc. are some printer drivers an utilities from Microsoft that supports Windows Vista.
Important role of printer driver is to provide an interface between the Operating System and the printer. It translates high level programming codes into low level machine dependent codes. It accepts high level commands from application programs and breaks them in to set low-level device-specific codes. You need to install the printer driver in your system for proper working of the printer. It is an essential program for printing documents.
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