WINDOWS 7 PRINTER COMPATIBILITY

How do I update my printer driver so it is compatible with Windows 7?

The compatibility of WINDOWS 7 with Lexmark Z64 and X3330 or X3300 series printers, among many, many others, is bound to cause initial frustration upon attempting to upload your printer program and or driver.   You will need to seek out the required WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBLE DRIVER UPGRADE.   Many current and older printer programs are not compatible with WINDOWS 7, however you needn’t go to the extra expense of purchasing a new printer or driver.  Most companies have free DRIVER UPGRADES, which can simply be downloaded, usually via their website.   You will need to know whether your operating system is a 34 or 64 bit system.  Find this by clicking on START, right click COMPUTER, select PROPERTIES; this will show you your computers specifications.

Type the following into your browser bar:  WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBILITY CENTRE

(If this website page does not open, see below for search bar options.)

Select ‘HARDWARE’ as your search option within the Windows Compatibility Centre Site.  In the opposite bar type in your printer’s ‘MODEL NUMBER’.  It will usually automatically bring up the 34 bit option, so just selct 64 bit in the left hand boxbar.  This will say ‘free upgrade required’, or similar; click on this and it will take you to the free upgrade you need.  Select DOWNLOAD and wait for your system to install it.  Choose to RUN program.  When the download process is complete, double click the download to complete the installation.

SEARCH BAR OPTIONS

In the event that the WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBILITY CENTRE does not come up when you type it into your bar, simply type this into your search bar, and follow the relevant links from there;

YOUR PRINTER MODEL NUMBER, YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM NUMBER (34 or 64 bit), WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBILITY DRIVER UPGRADES

eg:  LEXMARK Z64, 64 BIT, WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBILITY DRIVER UPGRADES

The specific wording on any internet search is crucial to getting the most relevant and speediest results.  This will get you what you need in no time.

Relax, be patient and know that…

Where there’s a will, there is always a way !

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