Printer Software For Microsoft® Windows® 7
Printer software is a set of programs used to manage your printer and helps you print documents and photos. It also contains programs to monitor the network printers. You could print CD and DVD covers, business cards and posters with the help of this software. Windows 7 Operating System is compatible to many printer drivers. You could search the compatible drivers in 'Compatibility Center'. You could also easily find out the support driver for printer in Windows Operating System. Click on the 'Start' menu and go to 'Settings'. Click it and go to 'Printers and faxes'. You would get an option 'Add a printer'. Double click it. Go to 'Next' and act according to the instructions.
- Search for WHQL Printer
- Method to select a compatible printer driver
- Search printer driver from manufacturer’s website
Search for WHQL Printer
Microsoft has tested and approved the quality of Windows Hardware Quality Labs or WHQL-signed printer drivers only. For searching WHQL printer driver, click on the 'Start' menu and go to 'Windows Update'. Follow the instructions accordingly. You could get the unsigned printers or non-WHQL printer from manufacturer’s website or computer hardware websites.
Method to select a compatible printer driver
You could find out the compatible printer drivers by checking the printer languages or printer emulations. The communication between your system and printer takes place through emulations. If the printer driver you are using is not compatible with your system, you could not be able to print your documents because the emulations transferred from computer could not be read by the printers. Some of the common printer languages could be Post Script Variants: Post Script Level 1, Post Script Level 2, Post Script Level 3, Page Control Language or PCL, KPDL, PPDL etc.
You could search the compatible printer drivers for Windows 7 Operating System from manufacturer’s website to avoid problems that arise due to emulation mismatch. If you are running a 64-bit Windows Operating System, you could easily search the list of printer drivers that support 64-bit version of your Windows 7 Operating System.
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