Troubleshooting Printer Problems in Windows® 7
Having problems in installing a printer on Windows 7? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is non-arguably the best operating system in the world. This operating system is not only simple to use but also comes packed with many advanced features to enhance the computing experience. Windows 7 is also known to extract better performance from the hardware devices connected to the system. Hardware devices, such as printers and scanners need to be installed and set to be used with Windows 7. Although, installing printers on Windows 7 is very easy, there are some problems that may come up with the installation process. You need to install the printer drivers and printer software (if provided by the manufacturer). Some of the common problems that may come up with the installation of printers on Windows 7 include system not detecting the printer connected, system freezing when printer is connoted, system restarting during printer installation and so on. Such problems as well as error messages intimating printer cannot be installed must be taken as signs that some problems are there within the system.
Following points deal with the tips to troubleshoot printer installation problems in Windows 7 based computer system:
- Check drivers
- Run antivirus program
- Verify printer connections
Issues during the installation of printers may be because of problems with the drivers being used on the system. If the printer drivers installed on the system are incorrect, illegitimate or outdated, then they can hinder the installation process. So, you are advised to check the printer drivers installed to ensure that they are meeting the aforesaid requirements. If the drivers are found at fault, they will have to be replaced with genuine ones to solve the problem.
Run antivirus program
If your Windows 7 system gets infected with a bad malware, then issues may come up with the installation of printers. Malware cause problems by infecting important printer drivers being installed and changing them. Such problems with printer installation can be solved by executing the antivirus program and removing all malware from the system.
Verify printer connections
If the printer connections to the Windows 7 based computer system are not secure, then system will not be able to detect and configure the printer for use. The same is the case if the printer connections are damaged or faulty. In such a situation, you are suggested to verify the printer connections and then replace the connecting hardware components, if they are found damaged to solve the issues.
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