Windows 8 Says Printer Driver Is Unavailable Install Update
After you upgrade the system to Windows 10 from Windows 7, 8 or 8. You can fix the issue by reinstalling and updating the printer driver. Microsoft indicates that Windows 10 will remove some apps and software which are incompatible with the new operating system. This could happen to some printer drivers. Some printer manufacturers such as Canon, Brother, Dell, Epson have updated the Windows 10 drivers for their vast majority of printers. If yes, you can download and install the Windows 10 driver for your printer.
They may be compatible with Windows The driver download can be normally found in Support section. In Device Manager window, locate the printer device that you wish to update the driver for. For problem device, you can see a yellow mark next to the device name. In the pop-up window, you will see two options. It is recommended to select the first option Search automatically for updated driver software. Then follow the instructions to install the drivers. If you have driver files available on your computer, you can select the second option Browse my computer for driver software.
Click Check for updates , and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer. Click the link that tells you optional updates are available.
View by Small icons. Following screen shot is the problem device with a yellow mark for your reference. Use Windows Update for new drivers Please refer to steps below how to use Windows Update in Windows 10 to update drivers. Click Start menu and click Settings.
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[SOLVED] Printer Driver is unavailable on Windows
Drivers Windows 8 Printers. When Windows 8 is installed either in home environments or in offices, it is expected that the computer will be used to take printouts as well. In order to take printouts of the documents, a printing device a. To make a printer function flawlessly with Windows 8, administrators must install appropriate drivers for the device. Generally when a new printer is purchased, its driver and application installation disc is also shipped along with the device. However in some cases administrators may lose the disc, or because of any other reason, the driver of the printer becomes unavailable. To overcome such situations, administrators can either search the appropriate driver for the installed printer within the Windows 8 printer driver database, or they can download the driver from the official website of the printer manufacturer. In order to search for printer driver, administrators must know the correct vendor and model of the printer.
How To Find Printer Drivers for Windows 8
I posted this in the wrong forum Retouching and found this printer forum afterwards, sorry for the double posting. I am not technical so hope I make sense. All of a sudden my printer is no longer available. My printer is an HP Wireless printer that I have used for at least 2 years without any problems. I am running Windows 7 x64 Professional. I could sure use some help. I had a similar problem recently with my HP Officejet