Printer Not Working – Windows 10 help
Many of us have upgraded to Windows 10 for free. It is a pretty strong operating system but can sometimes, encounter problems.
Printer support can be rare with such kinds of upgrades, which is one of the most common problems.If it wasn’t going to support your printer before you installed it then Windows 10 should have warned you. But then it is not necessary that supported models run smoothly either. Updated drivers may not be available on time for newer operating systems. For Windows 10 help contact our live support team at 1-855-559-2230
So, after the switch to Windows 10, if your printer suddenly stopped working then use these tips to get it working again:
Using Windows 10’s own troubleshooting tools is the first step to troubleshooting a printer problem. In the Windows 10 Search box, search for printers and from the list of results choose Devices and Printers. The Devices and Printers Control Panel pane will be opened.
Troubleshooting a Connected Printer
In the Printers or Unspecified window look for your printer — it is listed, right-click and from the menu that appears select Troubleshoot.For troubleshooting the printer, follow the on-screen instructions.
Commencing Windows Troubleshooting
- Verify the printer has been installed
- If Windows 10 hasn’t detected your printer or if the troubleshooting isn’t working, the next step would be to verify if the printer has been installed or not.
- To go to Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners click on Start
- Click the Add a printer or scanner option and wait while Windows tries to detect your printer if you don’t see your printer listed in the main window — Your PC should be switched on and connected to the printer.
Searching for an Older Printer in Windows 10
Just follow any on-screen instructions to install it, if your printer is detected— Windows will automatically download and install all drivers and software. If you need any assistant then contact our windows 10 help anytime.
Click on ” The printer that I want isn’t listed “ option if your printer isn’t listed:
There will be five different options under this:
- Four of them will add a printer that has been shared over a network.
- One of them will indicate adding a ‘local’ printer — this should be the printer directly connected to the PC.
- First, click on My printer is a little older. Help me find it
- Then, click Next, When Windows 10 searches for connected printers again, yours will be detected and installed
Manually Installing the Printer
- You will need the latest and appropriate driver if you need to install the printer manually. Usually, you will find a .exe file for the printer drivers. Just download and run the file to install it.
- Try another driver from Windows 10 like the Windows 8 driver:
- If you do not find the Windows 10 driver for a printer, then chances are that the manufacturer has dropped its support. In such a case try using the Windows 8 driver.
Removing Windows 10
As a last resort, if you still are not able to get your printer working, then it is not compatible with Windows 10. And since you cannot upgrade your printer, the immediate solution would be to uninstall and remove Windows 10 and revert back to your previous operating system.