Recommended Printer Driver Updates
We discuss printer driver updates for all main brands of printers, if you use a brand that is not mentioned, then simply run the drivers scan using the download link at the end, our database will almost certainly contain drivers for your printer type and model.
For the below printer drivers, click on the link to go directly to the specific page for these brand:
- OKI Printer Drivers
- Brother Printer Drivers
- Canon Printer Drivers
- Epson Printer Drivers
- HP Printer Software
- Dell Printer Drivers
- Lexmark Printer Drivers
For all other brand read on below.
Printer Drivers are the pieces of software that allow your PC or laptop to communicate with your Printer. If there is a problem with this communication it is most likely due to the Printer Drivers. Common Printer errors are:
- printer not working
- printer not printing as expected, printer printing blank pages etc.
- you may see more specific errors such as “The printer driver cannot connect to the network print server”, or “printer driver unavailable”
You need to update your Printer Drivers regularly in order to keep your devices such as your printer running well. Download the Driver Installer below and run a free scan to check if your drivers are up-to-date.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Printer Driver updates are recommended for all Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, XP and Vista users.
Download and install Printer Drivers
How Do I Install Driver updates?
To fix your Drivers problems you will need to know the particular model of the Printer device you are having problems with (if you are choosing to manually update the Drivers, for automatic Driver update the Driver Update Tool will find the exact Driver for you). Once you have the details you can search the Printer website for your drivers and, if available, download and install these drivers.
How do I know if I need to update my Drivers?
If you are unsure of whether or not you need to update your Drivers, or indeed which Drivers may need to be updated, you can run a Drivers scan using a driver update tool (you will need to pay to register this tool but usually the Drivers scan is free). This will allow you to assess your Driver needs without any commitment. Alternatively, you can use the device manager to check if there are problems with any of your hardware devices.
Can I update the Printer Drivers myself?
In many cases the answer to this is yes, however in some cases the manufacturers no longer make the Drivers available so you need to use a Driver Update Tool to install the missing Drivers. The purpose of such as tool is to save you time and effort by automatically downloading and updating the Drivers for you.
How will a Driver Update Tool fix my Printer Drivers?
A Driver Update Program such as DriverDownloader will fix your drivers problems by scanning your PC for outdated, missing or corrupt drivers, which it then automatically updates to the most compatible version.
Why should I download Driver Update Software?
Apart from updating your Printer Drivers, installing a Driver Update Tool gives:
- Up to 3 times faster internet connection and download speeds
- Better PC performance for games and audio applications
- Smooth-running of all your PC devices such as printers, scanners etc.
- Better all-round performance of your PC due to automatic driver updates which will
keep all your devices and your PC in top condition
What are Printer Drivers?
A Printer Driver is a program which allows communication between your printer and your PC.
How do I know if I am having problems with my Drivers?
It can be useful to run through Microsoft Printer Troubleshooting Tool at this point. You can also look for solutions to Printer Drivers problems on our PC and Mac Resources section.
Missing or corrupt Printer Drivers can cause problems with your printer connections. This may mean being completely unable to communicate with the printer.
How can I fix Drivers problems?
You can try to track down an updated version of your Printer Drivers if you know the manufacturer and type of Driver involved.
Common Printer Driver Problems
If you are looking at buying a new printer and need advice on what to take into consideration, read our article ‘Should I buy a new Printer’