Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

10 Jan 2012   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
How to find out the driver version of an already installed printer?

I recently plugged in an USB Kyocera laser printer into my Win7 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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Jan 2012   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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


Attached Thumbnails
-driver.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2012   #3
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Jan 2012   #4
Sardonicus

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.

-capture.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #5
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

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.

:-(
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

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




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can not find printer driver - Canon Pixma iP3000
I bought a new laptop and it came with Windows 7 Premium. I have a Canon Pixma ip3000 printer. I have looked everywhere. My printer is not listed. I tried the trick of choosing USB virtual port and then searching for the latest printers. It still wasn't there. I have the install disk, does...
Drivers
How to find out if an installed driver is 32bit or 64bit?
I am running a 64bit Win7 Pro system and installed in the past a lot of additional drivers (e.g. a pdf printer driver). Unfortunately I did not remember if I installed the 32bit or the 64bit driver version of these additional drivers). As far as I now 32bit driver could work as well under 64bit...
Drivers
Need to find a standalone driver for the Dymo LabelWriter 450 printer
Hi Everyone, I have a DYMO LabelWriter 450 printer which I would like to share over my network. It is currently connected to a Windows 7 64 bit computer, and I would like to print to it from a different Windows 7 32 bit computer. To allow for this there is a section for adding additional drivers...
Drivers
Werid Driver/program installed but cant find it G-Spy
I recently formatted my computer and today i went to razer's website to download the drivers for my razer deathadder. During installation a driver came up asking my permission to install it says G-Spy. I clicked yes... =/ because i became accustomed to clicking yes to everything ugh! I cant seem to...
General Discussion
Network connection cannot find driver although I have it installed.
Windwos did not show any network connections in the network connections window. I tried everything that I could find online but nothing worked. As a last resort I decided to reinstall the driver for my Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit network connection. I uninstalled the old driver and then installed...
Drivers
Which printer driver is installed
I have an Epson 2200. How do I find out which driver I have installed? Thank you. stream.
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:05.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App