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Follow this guide to download and install the most current driver for your printing device.

Drivers are updated as soon as new improvements to performance, response time and interoperability are discovered by the hardware device developer. The updates are distributed freely from the manufacturers website. The location of drivers on the manufactuers web page varies per manufacturer but are typically found within theDownloadsorSupportarea of the web site.

To find and install drivers for your device, we first need to identify the make and model of the device we are trying to update. This practice ensures that we are collecting the correct driver. If you dont already know the make and model of your device, you can take the following steps to access the Windows Device Manager:

Type into the search field:device manager

You should now be in the device manager.

Look under these categories for your device:Printers, Printing devices, Imaging Devices, Other devices

If you connect to your printer over a network and cant find it in the above categories, try looking inNetwork adapters.

Once you have found your device within device manager…

Looking in theGeneraltab you should be able to see the manufacturers name and the model of the device. Make a note of this.

Search for the manufacturers web site. We need to get the driver from the manufacturers web site.

Once you are at the manufacturers web site, you will need to search the site for theSupportorDownloadssection to find the driver.

Once youve found the driver download page, make sure you select the appropriate driver for your operating system. There will likely be a 32-bit and 64-bit version of the driver for multiple versions of Windows.

Download the driver and run the installer if there is one. If not, you will have to manually extract the driver and manually install it to the directory where your device drivers are stored by draggin and dropping the extracted files to the drivers directory. This location varies per manufacturer and Windows version but is usually located withinC:\Windows\System32\drivers

Make sure you uninstall or delete the old driver files before installing the new driver.

How to Uninstall Printer/Scanner/Fax Device Driver

To avoid errors with your drivers, it is a good practice to uninstall the old driver before installing a new one. Most updated drivers do not have any issues being installed over old driver versions but if you want to play it safe, you can follow these steps to uninstall your old driver when updating to a more current version.

Type into the search field:device manager

You should now be back in the device manager. You can delete individual drivers for each device within this window. Find the device you are trying to update by expanding the category it is listed under.

Once you have found the device you wish to uninstall and update the driver for…

The uninstaller will guide you through the process of uninstalling a device driver. Once it is finished, you are ready to install a new driver.

s purpose is to provide easy, one-click access to all of the latest drivers for your computer. This saves you time and prevents the possibility of installing an incorrect system driver, which could potentially cause a system crash. All drivers offered by

are available free of charge from manufacturer websites.

costs $29.97 for a one-year license, which enables you to download the out of date drivers it finds.

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s award-winning cloud technology easily updates multiple PC drivers simultaneously & in proper order. Drivers may also be available for free from manufacturers websites.

is $29.97 for a one-year license.

determines the drivers your system needs and downloads them in the correct order to ensure compatibility and maintain performance.

s award-winning cloud technology easily updates multiple PC drivers simultaneously & in proper order. Drivers may also be available for free from manufacturers websites.

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