How to Install Your Printer Driver in Plain English

Why would someone reinstall the printer driver? Well, it happens more often than you think. You have a printer and it works fine. Then you go to move, so you pack everything including your printer. Some things happen and pass a few months. When you reconnect your printer, it does not work.

Help! I do not have a printer CD
Something about printer CDs makes them dissolve in the air. You know that you had the installation CD and you could have sworn you put it on all the other CDs. Now you need it and it’s just gone. No reason to worry. We covered you.

Epson, Canon, Lexmark and all the other top brands know that people are losing the CD. That’s why they make it easy for you to have all the drivers you need right on their website. Browse all of your printers and drivers until you find the driver that suits your printer and operating system (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7).

You will need:

  1. The model of your printer
  2. The operating system of your computer

If you do not have time to search the entire driver, run the driver update software to find and download the correct driver for you.

I found the driver, what now?

Congratulations, you have made it through the difficult part. It’s easy to reinstall the printer driver.

First, you need to download the driver to your computer. Downloading to the desktop makes the next step easier.
Open Device Manager. On Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can click Start, enter Device Manager, and it will appear under Programs. For Windows XP, click Start, Control Panel, right-click Systems, select Properties, click Hardware, click Device Manager
Scroll to your printer
Right-click the printer and click Update Driver
Follow the instructions on the screen to update the driver. If the computer does not find your download automatically, click Browse Computer. Then choose Browse and navigate to where you downloaded the driver.

There has to be an easier way

Yes, there is an easier way. However, not everyone wants the easy way, so we offer the manual way for those who want to do it themselves. You can get software that not only updates your printer drivers, but also updates all other drivers.

Driver Update Software is the easiest way to reinstall or update your drivers. With a few mouse clicks, all drivers on your computer are updated and can be started immediately.

First, click “Scan My Computer” and a list of all drivers to be updated will be created.
Then click Download All or select only the drivers you want to update, and the software downloads the latest drivers.
Next, click Install Driver and the software automatically installs all drivers for you.

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Update the latest printer drivers after installing Windows 7

When you try to print to Windows 7 after upgrading to Windows 7, you receive the “Driver Not Installed” error message when your printer was working properly while you were running Windows Vista? The cause of this problem is that your drivers are outdated and can be easily resolved by downloading and installing the latest printer drivers. In this part we will explain these drivers, then go through the process of downloading and installing new ones.

Printer driver 101

Windows requires a certain type of software to communicate with your printer. This software is your driver. Without the right Windows can not talk to your printer. Sometimes, if you have many updates or have upgraded to a newer version of Windows, you may need to upgrade to a newer version of the printer drivers for your printer to work properly.

To download and install the latest printer drivers

The first thing you need to do is take a good look at your printer and write down the make and model of the printer. Some printer manufacturers: Canon, HP, Lexmark, Epson and Samsung. Examples of models: HP Deskjet D2660, Canon Pixma MP560 and Lexmark Interact S605. The make and model are somewhere on the printer.

1. Once you have the brand and model, do a web search and search the manufacturer’s website.
2. On the manufacturer’s website you have to choose where you want to go. For example, on Canon’s website, you must select “Consumer & Home Office” while you select “Printers & All-in-One” on the Epson website.
3. From here you should see a driver & support or similar menu option, click on the menu and select your option.
4. Now you will be able to choose your model. Is your printer an all-in-one? A laser printer? These are all things you need to know as they can categorize the printer manufacturers.
5. Once you have tracked your driver, you will want to store it in a place that you will remember. Before you save, look at the file type. End in exe?
6. If the file you have saved is an EXE file, just double-click the file and it will be updated to the latest printer drivers. If the file ends in something else, you still have to go a few steps.
7. Go to Start.
8. Select Control Panel.
9. Devices and printers.
10. Right-click on the printer and open the properties.
11. Select the Hardware tab.
12. Click the Properties button.
13. Click the Advanced tab.
14. Click New Driver.
15. Follow the steps in the Add Printer Driver Wizard.

An easier way to update the latest printer drivers

Technology always finds ways to make our lives easier. Today we have software that will find, download and install the latest printer drivers for us. In any case, it’s a good idea to learn the safest and most effective ways to update your computer.

Any help about printer drivers, Visit http://printerdriversinstaller.com/

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