How to Install Windows 10 Printer Latest Drivers

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install or upgrade your printer drivers in Windows 10.

Printers you purchase may need the latest drivers from the manufacturer so that they work well. Driver updates can be used to provide enhancements and fix bugs in the printer software.

Also, if you recently upgraded from an earlier version of Windows, your printer driver might work with the previous version but might not work well or at all with Windows 10. 

This post shows you how to upgrade the drivers if there are any available for Windows 10.

For students and new users looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

To get started with installing or upgrading your printer drivers, follow the steps below:

Use Windows Updates

There are multiple ways to upgrade your printer drivers in Windows 10. All these methods will work.

On way to get your printer latest drivers is to use Windows updates.

Windows Update might find an updated version of your printer driver. To use it:

Select the Start  button, then select Settings Update & Security , and select Check for updates.

If Windows Update finds an updated driver, it will download and install it, and your printer will automatically use it.

Download new drivers from online

Printer manufacturers can release new and latest version of their products on their websites.

Check your printer manufacturer’s support site. To find that, search the web for your printers’ manufacturer product page. Then look in the drivers section and download the version for your printer.

Most drivers you download from online are self-installing. After you download them, double-click (or double-tap) the file to begin installing it.

Then follow these steps to remove and reinstall the printer.

Select the Start  button, then select Settings > Devices  > Printers & scanners .

Under Printers & scanners, find the printer, select it, and then select Remove device.

After removing your printer, add it back by selecting Add a printer or scanner. Wait for your device to find nearby printers, choose the one you want, and then select Add device.

Manually Install latest drivers

If the drivers you downloaded are not self-installing, you will have to manually update the drivers.

To manually update your printer’s drivers, do the steps below:

Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Devices  > Printers & scanners  .

On the right, under Related Settings, select Print server properties.

On the Drivers tab, see if your printer listed. If it is, you’re all set.

If you don’t see your printer listed, select Add, and in the Welcome to the Add Printer Driver Wizard, select Next.

In the Processor Selection dialog box, select your device’s architecture, and then select Next.

In the Printer Driver Selection dialog box, on the left, select your printer manufacturer, on the right, select your printer driver, select Next, select Finish.

This should get the newly downloaded drivers installed and ready to use.


This post showed you how to install or upgrade your printer drivers in Windows 10.

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