How to Install printer driver through Windows Update

Most of the printer manufacturers provide printer drivers for download on their website. However, some drivers are not available for download, but you may install printer driver through Windows Update. Actually, the manufacturer provides the particular driver to the Microsoft server already, so that the users will get the drivers when they update their Windows. Even Windows will get the drivers automatically when you plug your printer to the computer if your Windows 10 is connected to the Internet. You can do it on demand as well. Getting the drivers through windows update is not difficult. We have prepared a step by step guide on how to install a printer driver using Windows update with the screenshots. Follow the below given steps.

How to Install printer driver through Windows Update

This step by step guide is for Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista OS. Please follow the following steps.

Step 1: Open Printer’s Page

For Windows 7: Click on the Start button then click on Devices and Printers.
For Windows 10: Click on the Start button then click on Settings (Gear Icon) then click on “Devices” then click on “Printers & Scanners” from Left-side pane.

Step 2: Add a Printer

For Windows 7:¬†Click on “Add a Printer” and then click on “Add a local printer” or you can choose “add a network printer.”
For Windows 10: Click on “Add a printer or Scanner” then click on “The Printer that I want isn’t listed.” Then select the option “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings.”

Step 3: Choose the port where the printer is connected right now from the drop-down menu and then click on Next. (Usually, the port name is “USB001, 2, 3″).

Step 4: Click on “Windows Update” button. It will take some time to connect to the Microsoft Server to download the latest drivers.

Step 5: Once the Windows update process is done, the driver’s list also gets updated. Select the updated driver from the list and then click on Next. It will be taking some time to install the driver.

Step 7: Click on Next to and follow the additional prompts of the installer.

Step 8: Click on Finish to complete.