How to Uninstall and Reinstall Printer Drivers in Windows 10

Sometimes, printer drivers in Windows 10 can become corrupted or outdated, causing issues with printing or connecting to the printer. In such cases, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the printer drivers to resolve the problem.

Uninstalling Printer Drivers

  1. Open the Start menu and search for "Devices and Printers".
  2. Right-click on the printer you want to uninstall the drivers for and select "Remove device".
  3. In the "Remove Device" window, select the "Remove driver software for this device" option and click "OK".
  4. Once the uninstallation process is complete, restart your computer.

Reinstalling Printer Drivers

After uninstalling the printer drivers, you can reinstall them using one of the following methods:

Method 1: Automatic Installation

  1. Connect the printer to your computer (via USB, network, or wireless connection).
  2. Windows 10 should automatically detect the printer and prompt you to install the necessary drivers.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Method 2: Manual Installation

  1. Go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest printer drivers for your specific printer model.
  2. Open the Start menu and search for "Devices and Printers".
  3. Click on "Add a printer or scanner" and follow the on-screen instructions to install the downloaded drivers.

Additional Tips

By following these steps, you should be able to successfully uninstall and reinstall your printer drivers in Windows 10, resolving any issues you might have been experiencing.


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