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Windows 7: How to find out the driver version of an already installed printer?

10 Jan 2012   #1

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How to find out the driver version of an already installed printer?

I recently plugged in an USB Kyocera laser printer into my Windows 7 notebook and a printer driver was installed automatically. Fine.

How can I find out now the exact driver version of this printer?

When I go to

Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers

and right click on the installed printer icon and select "printer properties" from context menu then I find NOWHERE a tab with the printer driver version number.

How else can I find it out?

Peter

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10 Jan 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Go to device manager, I don't have a printer installed but it will look like this one for my GFX card,


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10 Jan 2012   #3

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I visited Device Manager before and did NOT found the "printer" section and hence not the driver version.

Meanwhile I found out the trick:
The USB printer must be turned ON while looking in the Device Manager.
Most of the time it is off here.....

Thx anyway
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10 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

In the Device Manager tree, the printer may be hidden, even if the printer is turned on.
Click on View, Show hidden devices.
Open Printers.
Go to Properties, Details, Driver assembly version.

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11 Jan 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
In the Device Manager tree, the printer may be hidden, even if the printer is turned on.
Click on View, Show hidden devices.
Open Printers.
Go to Properties, Details, Driver assembly version.
Even if I enable "Show hidden devices" a turned OFF printer is NOT listed.

Turning ON the device seems to be the only way.

:-(
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