by Shery Williams Travel &Tourism


The systems of Windows 10 have a unique feature, and that is that they get to know by itself whenever any wireless or locally connected printers get connected to them. But many of the Windows 10 system users keep complaining about issues when it comes to adding an old printer.


·         It can be that the device is not supported.

·         It can be that the Operating System doesn’t consist of necessary drivers for printer and scanners.

The method of installing an older printer using an upgraded setup

There can be a situation that your device is not noticing the old printer that is connected to it by itself. There is nothing to worry about. After all, you can even install the printer manually, as per its model and make.

Note: Ensure that your system is connected to the net to support Windows Update to install additional drivers.

Setting up the printer automatically

If you wish to connect an older printer locally, then go through the given below instructions carefully:

1.      Firstly, go to Settings.

2.      Then, press on Devices.

3.      After that, press on ‘Printer and scanners.’

4.      Press the ‘Add a printer or scanner’ option.

5.      You need to wait for some time.

6.      Press on The printer that I want is not listed.

7.      Click on ‘My printer is a little older. Help me find it’.

8.      Note: The blank white circle should turn up to black circle.

9.      After that, choose the preferred printer from the given options.

10.  Press on Next option.

11.  Give a name to the printer.

12.  Press on the Next.

13.  Click on ‘Do not share this printer’.

14.  Again press on Next option.

15.  Press on ‘Print a test page’ option to permit and check whether your system is working or not.

16.  Lastly, press on the Finish option.

Finally, now you can start printing.

The method of connecting to an older printer by using non-compatible drivers

1.      Firstly, go to the File Explorer.

2.      Then, browse to the file by the non-compatible driver.

3.      After that, right-click the driver data and click on the Troubleshoot compatibility.

4.      Next, press on Troubleshoot program option.

5.      Put a tick on ‘The program worked in earlier version of Windows but won’t install or run now.’

6.      Press the Next option.

7.      Click on the type of the version of Windows that is compatible with the printer.

8.      Press the Next option.

9.      Select Test the program.

10.  Lastly, follow the instructions given on the screen.

Shery Williams is an employee at a top email service provider company in the day, and a technical writer at night. She is passionate about writing troubleshooting tips, beginner’s guides, news, and other articles on varied topics. She has written majorly on Dell printer supportBrother printer support and Epson printer.


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