The Windows Update Catalog is a Microsoft service on the web that allows you to download updates manually for Windows 10 and other supported OSes, but you can also use the website to download drivers, including for your printer, when the system refuses to install the device, or you can't seem to find the correct driver from your manufacturer support website.
“Windows Update Catalog” is one of the most used services provided for the website by Microsoft. It enables you to install your Windows updates manually and various supported devices. It also provides the service to download various drivers even for your printer if your computer fails to download the particular device, or it is unable to detect the driver.
However, Windows 10 can set up almost every printer device automatically. The case is not the same every time. In case you are attempting to do the same, then follow through the given steps.
1. Installing the Printer Manually
In case you didn’t find the appropriate driver online or your Windows is refusing to set up the printer on its own, then there is another option “Windows Update Catalog” to get the perfect driver for your printer.
2. Installing Print Driver
If you desire to install and download the particular driver for your printer through Windows Catalog site, then you should follow these steps:
First of all, launch the “Windows Update Catalog.”
Then, you have to hit the search bar to activate and then enter your printer’s model number in it.
After that, hit the “Search” tab there.
Now, tap the “Download” tab for your compatible driver.
Note: You have to choose the most updated and recent driver package from the list of drivers.
Next, tap on the “*.cab” available link for installing your driver.
When you finish these procedures, your printer driver will automatically install it on your system. It is located inside the “*.cab” section.
3. Removing the Printer Driver Files
First of all, launch the “Start” menu.
After that, look for the “Command Prompt,” and then you have to the right-click at the resulting uppermost option.
Then, choose the option “Run as Administrator.”
Next, enter the following path in the provided space of command prompt:
“cd C: PATHTOCAB – FILE”
After entering this command path, you have to tap the enter key from your keyboard to proceed. It launches your Downloads data folder.
Now, enter the mentioned path in order to make a fresh folder so that you can extract your driver files.
Then, tap the “Enter” key there.
Now, a new folder will create with the name “Printer.”
Next, you have to enter the command path to withdraw your various files and folders:
“C: EXTRACTION DESTINATION FOLDER”
It will remove your desired folders to the specified folder “Printer” under “Downloads.”
4. Downloading Your Printer Driver in Manual Way
In case you have connected your printer to the system and your existing driver gets corrupted, then you can update the driver manually through “Device Manager.”
In another case, if the particular existing printer couldn’t be detected by your system, then you may navigate to “Printers and scanners” settings for downloading your driver from scratch.
5. Upgrading Driver
If you wish to update a present running driver on your Windows, then you should follow the offered instructions:
Firstly, tap the “Start” menu to launch.
After that, look for the “Device Manager” option and hit the uppermost option to launch the particular application.
Now, hit the “Printers” section.
Note: Your printer might be located inside the section “Other Devices” in case your printer is refusing to identify perfectly.
Next, you have to the right click on the printer’s option and then tap on “Update Driver.”
After that, hit the options tab available for browsing the system’s memory.
Then, tap on the “Browse” option.
Next, search for the folder holding the withdrawn driver files.
Now, hit the “OK” tab.
Then, click on “Next.”
After that, hit the “Close” tab here.
6. Connecting Driver
First of all, launch “Settings.”
Then, hit the option “Devices.”
After that, tap on the “Printers and scanners” tab.
Next, press the tab “Add a printer or scanner.”
Then, select the option available “The printer that I want isn’t listed.”
Now, tap on the option “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings.”
After that, hit the “Next” tab.
Now, you have to choose and hit the option “Create a new port.”
Next, hit on “Standard TCP/IP Port” to download the specific network printer through choosing the option of printer port available via pull drop list under “type of Port.”
Now, you have to hit on “Next.”
Then, you have to enter the IP/TCP path inside the field “Hostname or IP address” associated with the printer.
Now, unmark the query related option there.
Next, tap on “Next.”
After that, hit the tab “Have Disk.”
Now, you have to hit the “Browse’ tab.
Then, browse the same folder, including your driver files from where you withdrew the file earlier.
Now, navigate to the file “.inf” and hit it and follow the on-screen directions to download your driver.
After that, hit the “Open” tab.
Then, you have to press on the “OK” button there.
Next, you have to choose your printer’s model description that you desire to download.
After that, hit the “Next” tab.
Go to the “Printer name” path and then provide the particular descriptive name for your printer.
Now, hit the “Next” tab.
Choose the option “Do not share this printer.”
Next, click on the “Next” tab.
At last, tap on “Finish.”
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