How to Download Print Drivers in Windows 10 Site microsoft.com

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Most printers need that you install the latest printer driver so that the printer will work properly. For those who have recently upgraded from the earlier version of Windows, the printer driver might work with the previous version but might not work properly or at all with Windows 10. Aside from that, if you have experienced power outages, computer viruses, or the other problems, the printer driver might be damaged. Downloading and installing the latest printer driver are able to resolve these issues.

There are some ways to download and install the printer driver in Windows 10. One of them is downloading and installing the driver from the printer manufacturer’s website. You need to check the support site of the printer manufacturer. In order to find that, you have to search for the name of the printer manufacturer and the word “support” such as “HP support”.


Every driver update is often available in the “Drivers” section of the website of the printer manufacturer. Some support sites allow you to search for the printer model number directly. You are able to locate and download the latest driver for the printer model, and then follow the installation instructions on the website of the manufacturer.

For you information, most drivers are self installing. After downloading them, you can double click or double tap the file to start installing it. Then, follow those instructions to remove and reinstall the printer.

  • Choose the Start button, then choose Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners.
  • Under Printers & scanners, you need to find the printer, choose it, and then choose Remove device.
  • After removing the printer, please add it back by choosing Add  a printer or scanner. You need to wait for the device to find nearby printers, select the one that you want, and then select Add device.

In case the double click installation file nothing happens, you can try these following instructions:

  1. Choose the Start button, then choose Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners.
  2. On the right, under Related Settings, choose Print server properties.
  3. On the Driver tab, you can see if the the printer listed. If it is, then you are all set.
  4. If you are not able to see the printer listed, then select Add and in the Welcome to the Add Printer Driver Wizard, select Next.
  5. In the Processor Selection dialog box, please choose the architecture of the device, and then choose Next.
  6. In the Printer Driver Selection dialog box, on the left, choose the printer manufacturer, on the right, choose the printer driver, choose Next, choose Finish, and follow the steps to add the driver.
  7. Follow the steps in the section above in order to remove and reinstall the printer.

Aside from downloading and installing the driver from the website of the printer manufacturer, you can also using the Windows Update and installing the software that come with the printer. Please visit the website of Microsoft for more details.

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