November 10, 2022
Update your printer's driver
Much like any other computer application, printers require the latest available driver to work properly on Windows. If your printer came with a CD, it should have relevant software you can use to install drivers for your machine or check online for updates. You can also check your printer manufacturer's website if they have posted any driver updates that you can download. In some cases, you may be able to find an updated driver through Windows Update: Click the Start button and go to "Settings." Head to "Update & Security" and choose "Windows Update" from the left sidebar. Choose "Check for updates." If there is an updated printer driver available, Windows should be able to download and install it automatically. If it doesn't, here's what you can do: Hit the Start button, open "Settings", then go to "Devices." From the left sidebar, select "Printers & scanners." Under "Related Settings," click "Print server properties." Navigate to the "Drivers" tab and check if your printer is listed. If it is, then you already have the latest one installed. If you don't see it on the list, click "Add" to launch the "Printer Driver Wizard." Hit "Next," then select your device's architecture. Hit "Next" again, then choose your printer manufacturer and the printer driver you want to install. Click "Next" one last time, then "Finish" to begin installing the driver. Follow the onscreen instructions to add the driver, then go through the steps for uninstalling and reinstalling your printer mentioned earlier.