Resolving Printer Issues with Windows® 7
Having problems using printers on your Windows 7 machine? Find out how to solve them.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. This OS far superior to previous Windows based operating systems in terms of features and usability. Windows 7 comes with features such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Search etc. Windows 7 can be installed with all kinds of external device such as printers, scanners, gamepads etc. For most external devices, Windows 7 would automatically install drivers and make the device function. As Microsoft has also removed all bugs from previous Windows based operating systems, Windows 7 would be able to extract better performance from the devices. However, there are some issues that might come up with the use of external devices such as printers on Windows 7. These include printer not functioning issue, printer freeze, system restarting when printer is used and so on. The printer connected to your Windows 7 system might have stopped working because of reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with system files associated with the printer drivers, issues within the printer drivers, problems with printer connecting hardware or connections etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to solve printer not working issue on Windows 7:
- Remove malware
- Check drivers
- Repair operating system
Problems with the functioning of printers on your Windows 7 system could be because of malware infections within the system. Malware cause printer related problems by infecting the driver settings and modifying them. Printer problems caused by malware can be easily resolved by removing the infections from the system using an updated Antivirus program.
Printers on your Windows 7 system require drivers to function. Drivers are the link between the hardware and the operating system and any issues with the drivers would in turn affect the functioning of the printer. Windows 7 users having issues with the working of printers are suggested to check the printer drivers installed on the system for authenticity, type specification and whether they are outdated. If the drivers are found at fault, replacing them with genuine correct ones would solve the issues and get the printer working properly.
Problems with the functioning of printers on Windows 7 system could also be because some of the system files associated with the printer drivers got corrupted or damaged in some way. Under such cases, the problem would have to be resolved by repairing the Windows 7 operating system using default OS repair tool. If the problem has come up recently, then restoring the system to a previous restore point would also resolve the issues with system files and get the printer working well.
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