Windows 10 is the latest and quite secure operating system of Microsoft. Windows 10 offers some of the free updates with the first year. You can download the latest version of Windows 10 on the official website of Microsoft. The printer mainly faces some of the problems when the Windows 10 update or upgrades its software. Windows could not find the printer and the printer driver and other software. So this problem affects the printer mainly to reconnect it with a computer or laptop.
Once windows 10 upgraded you need to check all the drivers, Softwares and applications installed in the computer are working properly. The printer is connected to the computer with the Windows 10 operating system. The printer is working well and prints scan the entire document properly. When the computer got an update notification from Windows 10, then it may be affected by printer settings.
There are so many reasons behind the printer that could not connect with the computer, printer driver not found, printer driver not available, print spooler not in service and so on. If your printer is not working when you installed the latest version of Windows 10, it means you need to install the printer driver on your computer. The latest update corrupts all the drivers preinstalled in it or it may be not compatible with the new version of Windows 10. This problem mainly appears in Windows 10, not on Windows 7 and 8.1.
There are some steps and points which help to reconnect the printer to the computer.
Printer not working on Windows 10:
- To fix the issue first make sure you restart the computer at once after update Windows.
- Check the printer is properly connected to the computer with a USB cable.
- Also, make sure the internet network is attached to your computer whether it is wired or WiFi network connection.
After checking all the above points, the printer is not working, check your printer is installed or not. Click on the Start button on the computer and go to Settings, then select Devices and click Printer & Scanners.
If your printer is detected by Windows then it is listed in the main Window. The printer is not detected by the window and not showing in main windows then you need to click on Add a printer or scanner. After adding it, you can wait while the window detects your printer.
If the printer is Old:
If window 10 cannot detect your printer, you can add it manually by click on Add a printer/scanner. You can go on Add a printer/scanner from Devices and Printers in Control panel. When your printer is a bit older and not showing in the list, then you can choose the first option “My printer is a little older, help me find it” and click Next. Windows 10 will search your PC again to connect printer and, probably, detect yours and install it.