4 Ways to Resolve HP Printer Drivers' Issues
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4 Ways to Resolve HP Printer Drivers' Issues

A printer is a very useful tool in putting into print whatever it is that is in our computer; may it be an image, a text document or a business presentation. Device drivers are hardware specific. A video cardÂ’s device drivers are different from a printerÂ’s device drivers, and whatÂ’s even more; two printers of different brands have two different device drivers.

A printer is a very useful tool in putting into print whatever it is that is in our computer; may it be an image, a text document or a business presentation. Device drivers are hardware specific. A video card’s device drivers are different from a printer’s device drivers, and what’s even more; two printers of different brands have two different device drivers. For example, you cannot use the device drivers of an EPSON printer to an HP printer. Moreover, even if you have the same brand of printer you need to have the proper device drivers for the specific printer model that you have. Let’s say you have two HP printers; one HP Model Series-X and the other is HP Model Series-Y you will not be able to use the devices drivers of Series-X to Series-Y and vice-versa.

What does a device driver do? Put simply, device drivers are like bridges that will enable your computer to communicate with the different peripheral devices in your computer. A printer, scanner, keyboard, computer monitor or webcam will not work without device drivers. In short, a device will be rendered useless without the device drivers.

HP printers are famous for their excellent printing quality and affordability. Compared to other printers that are available in the market, HP printer cartridges are one of the cheapest and are available in almost any computer store anywhere in the country.

Like all printers, HP printers are also vulnerable to errors and malfunctions. Here are 4 ways to resolve and avoid HP printer driver issues.

1. Install Properly

Always read the installation manual before you install the device drivers, there maybe some added instruction such as unplugging your printer before the start of the installation. Also make sure that no other application is running when you are installing a printer to avoid conflicts. After you install the device drivers always make sure to restart your computer. This is not only necessary to completely install the device drivers bit will also help you determine immediately if there is a problem with your installation.

2. Reinstalling the Device Drivers

Reinstalling the device drivers when the computer failed to communicate with your printer is also another way to resolve printer driver issues.

3. Updating the Device Drivers

Update the printer drivers regularly. Check and download in your printers’ manufacturer’s website for the latest available software for your specific model. It is very common for a computer user to install the device drivers forget about it. Device drivers need to be updated to reintegrate its systems into new operating systems and service packs.

4. Rolling Back 

There are cases when updating your device drivers do more harm than good. Rolling back the driver to its previous version can be done to solve the problem. It is a very safe and simple task. You can roll back the driver by going to the control panel, system, hardware and then device manager. From there, you can look for your printer, double click on it and go to driver the choose roll back driver.

These simple procedures in resolving device drivers’ issues are not only applicable to HP printers but to most types of printers and hardware devices that we install in a computer.

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The driver software any printing device is the most important software that should be installed to make it work properly. Basically, the driver software enables communication between the computer system and the printer device. I like the concept of your article, thank you for sharing, keep it up! (LIKED and SHARED)

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