Windows® 7 HP printer drivers
What are the points to be considered while installing HP printer drivers on a computer with the Windows 7 operating system?
Printer driver is a program that transforms the data to be printed to a form specific to a printer. The role of printer drivers is to allow applications to print without being aware of the technical details of each printer model. HP offers additional services to provide a smooth transition to Windows 7. To install printer drivers in Windows 7, insert the set-up disk in the CD/DVD drive. Then right-click the set-up file and select 'Properties' and click the 'Compatibility' tab. Run this program in compatibility mode and also check for 'Run this program as administrator'. Click 'Apply', and then 'OK.' For the working of the printer, it is necessary to install a proper driver. Installing printer driver is the same as that of installing other devices. The Windows 7 operating system has drivers for the HP printers.
Following are some of the things to be kept in mind while installing HP printer drivers for a computer with Windows 7:
- Use authorized websites
- Antivirus scanning
- Compatibility of the driver
Use authorized websites
To download printer drivers, you can use the trusted websites. The authorized websites could provide better features of printer driver for the functioning of the printer. So make sure you get the driver that matches the make and model as well as your operating system. The fake websites would cause the virus infection in your system. It can also damage the operating system files.
A virus is a harmful software program that can corrupt, damage or delete system files. So removal of virus is an important step to be taken. You will have to scan the system using antivirus programs. Always update this software program, so that it could easily detect the dangerous and unknown malware. So before installing printer drivers, make sure that your system is free from virus.
Compatibility of the driver
The printer driver installed in your system should be compatible with the operating system and hardware requirements. If the drivers are corrupted, the device will not be able to communicate with the operating system. While you were downloading files, you should check that the drivers are hardware dependent and operating System specific. Manufacturers often improve their drivers by removing bugs or adding extra functionality.
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