If your printer is on a network, you will want to obtain your printer's IP address; this will ensure a clean new driver installation. You can delete the existing printer object after the newest driver has been installed.
Access Devices and Printers. To do so, perform either of the following:
- Right-click on the Start menu to display the Advanced User shortcuts, select Control Panel, and then go to Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
- Alternatively, you may type “devices and printers” in the search field on the taskbar and select Devices and Printers from the search results.
Click Add a Printer.
When the system starts searching for available printers, click The printer that I want isn't listed.
Select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, and then click Next.
Check the table below:
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Use an existing port.
Click Next and wait for the port to be located and then proceed to Step 10
Refer to Steps 2‑ 5.
Ethernet or Wireless
Create a new port.
Proceed to Step 6.
From the Type of Port list, select Standard TCP/IP port.
Enter the appropriate information in the following required dialog entry fields:
Hostname or IP address: – e.g., 10.10.10.10
Port Name: – e.g., IP_10.10.10.10
Note: The port name can be changed at the end user's discretion.
You want to select which driver type is best for your needs...
Clear the Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use check box.
You want Windows to select a driver for you...
Select the Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use check box.
Click Next. Windows will query the printer to confirm successful communication.
Click on Windows Update.
You will see the message "Windows is updating the list of printers. This might take a few minutes."
Note: This procedure may take up to an hour to complete.
Once complete, select Lexmark from the Manufacturers list and select your Printer driver from the Printers list.
Possible driver types that may become available:
- Class (V4)
- HBP (Host Based)
Updating an existing driver...
See next step.
Adding a new driver...
See Step 14.
Which version of the driver do you want to use? is displayed if you are updating or replacing an existing driver (type).
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Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)
REPLACE THE CURRENT DRIVER, and then select NEXT.
Full replacement and update of driver files.
Type a printer name is displayed. Change the printer name if preferred.
Note: When you replace the current driver, you will see a (Copy1, 2, 3...) after the printer name.
Select Set as the default printer, and then click Print a test page, or skip both options and simply click Finish to finalize your printer driver update or installation.