Install Printer Driver on Computer
Printers are essential for taking hard copies of the work done on a computer. There are different types of printers such as LCD/LED printers, inkjet printers, laser printers, All-in one printers and so on. All hardware devices connected to a computer requires drivers. Drivers can be best explained as the communicating link between the hardware and the OS. Even printers require specific software or printer drivers. Drivers help the printers understand the needs and requirements of the OS so that the task can be completed. Drivers are also important for the OS to understand whether the assigned task has been completed by the printers. Printer drivers usually come with the installation disk that is provided by the printer manufacturer. However, if the printer connected to your system has no such installation disc, the drivers would have to be downloaded from the respective manufacturer’s website. When downloading drivers for printers users are advised to download latest drivers only and also check whether the driver is of the correct type specification. Printer drivers come as executable files that can be installed very easily.
- Install in safe mode
- Remove infections
- Create manual restore point
Install in safe mode
Printer drivers are best installed when the system is in safe mode. When your computer is in safe mode, system would be operating only on the basic services that are essential for the working of the system. Installing printer drivers in safe mode ensures that driver installation would be clean and without any possible errors. Errors during driver installation might even make it impossible to remove the problematic drivers.
Before starting with any procedures related to the installation of printer drivers, users are advised to ensure that all possible infections have been removed from the system. The removal of infections must be carried out using a good antivirus program. If infections are present at the time of installation of printer drivers, the drivers might get corrupted or modified which would result in malfunction of the printer.
When installing printer drivers on your computer, it is highly advisable that a manual restore point be created using the System Restore feature. Having the restore point would ensure that even if some major problems like sudden system shut down or recurring system restart issues come up after the installation, system can be rolled back to previous good working state.
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