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How to update printer drivers in Windows 7

The device manager that is inside Windows is always helpful for you when you want to do this upgrade. Since Windows 7 came out there was a change in how to update drivers through Windows.

When you have upgraded your Windows 7 driver it will make sure that the files are using the correct way by the computer whitout any interruption.
But how easy is it to upgrade your drivers in Windows 7?

Start whit clicking on the start button, then choose Printers and Devices which is on the start-menu.

As a alternativ you could also access that area through the control panel (some computers dosent show printer and devices on the start menu).
The devices and printers window is now open and whats in there is a list of the devices connected to your computer.
Since you want to upgrade the Windows 7 driver for your printer, choose the printer options. Open the dialog box, and click on the advanced tap. Then proceed to the printer driver, here you could choose to use the drop down option and have your Windows 7 drivers installed in the easiest way possible.

After that you will need to launch the add driver buttons and following the prompt, the computer will manage to get the latest version of the drivers in your system.

Since the process of installing or uppgrading in Windows 7 make take sometime just be patient.
After installing the drivers, you need to restart your computer, the system might not ask you for it but it´s a good way to ensure that its properly installed and that the software works properly.

Now you could use your computer and printer properly.

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How to care for your inkjet printer

As whit any other piece of electronic equipment, some things need to be done to get the most of your inkjet printer.
Regulary maintenance and cleaning is something that is given but sadly enough many people dosent do it and instead have to spend money on a new printer since the old dosent work that well.

One of the worst enemies to any piece of electronic hardware is dust, and it tend to get in everywhere. If dust starts to get in your printer it would cause poor printing and paper jams. One way to stop the dust to get to the printer, is to use a cover over the printer.

If you use to turn your printer on and off, it could be a bad thing if you arent using a a power strip. When you turn the printer off it seats the printer head into a very special position before it completley shut down to protect the printer. When using a power strip it turns the power on and off, and dosent allow the printer to reseting the head in the correct position, But in the long way
it might hurt the printer more then its usefull.

lexmark inkjet printer

If its a printer that you use on a daily basis, then just leave int on, printers of today goes into standby mode and uses the minimal of engergy.

At some time the print head may be clogged and the printouts could be missing lines or even be clogged.
Mostley this is because of low ink level, but if you have new cartridges you would need to use the maintenance task in the printer control management.
It will try to unclog the printer head make sure it works properly

Using a print head cleaning can also use a decent bit of ink, if you have low levels you cant run the task untill you have replaced the ink.
You may also need to re-align the printer head if the prints are not in sync, as an example if the colors are not printing correctly.

Normally there is a re-align feature in your printer’s management panel that will fix this problem for you simply. When following these steps it will extend the life of your printer and also make sure that that every print is perfect as the first test page printed.

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Printer is not responding

Many people gets the very common problem “Printer not responding”, even though you try some guides to find the solution its hard to do anything about it.

If you plug your printer to the computer whit a USB connection and there is no icon showing that a device was conneted, try it to plug it in to other ports to se if it detected.
If the icon dosent show, its most likley that your USB driver is outdated or even corrupt. The USB drivers is not used by Windows system to recognizing USB devices such as printer, scanner, camera and much more.

If the driver is corrupted or outdated, the system will have difficulty to detect a device and there is not going to be an icon in the taskbar.

Thats one of the most common causes of “Printer not responding”, In this case you only need to update the USB driver.

If you get an error message “USB Device Not Recognized” when plugging in your printer to the computer, the problem must be caused by the printer driver error. First of all, you should check if the printer drivers is installed properly. If the drivers are unsuccessful installed it will lead to your printer not be able to work properly. And if the printer driver is outdated or dagamed, your printer will not respond either.

To fix the problem that cause by driver error, you should check the model of the printer and install the latest version on your computer. The problem whit damaged or outdated drivers can be solved by installing or reinstalling the latest drivers.

That is the easiest way to fix the printer not working problem.

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