Reinstalling scanner drivers can be done in a few simple steps.
1. Uninstall the Existing Driver
The first step when reinstalling your scanner drivers is to uninstall any existing driver that has been installed on your computer. To do this, navigate to the “Device Manager” located in the “Control Panel”. Once you are in Device Manager, expand the “Imaging Devices” option and find the driver for your scanner. Right-click on it and select “Uninstall” from the pop-up menu. Confirm the action by selecting “OK” once the prompt has appeared.
2. Download the Latest Driver
Once the older driver has been removed, you will need to download the latest version of the scanner driver. The best way to do this is to visit the website of the manufacturer and search for the driver that corresponds to your model of scanner. After finding the correct driver, follow the on-screen instructions provided to install it.
3. Reboot Your Computer
Once the driver has been installed, reboot your computer so that the changes can take effect. Make sure to wait until the computer has finished restarting before attempting to use your scanner.
4. Test Your Scanner
Once the computer has finished rebooting, open up a program that is capable of scanning documents and images. Insert an item into your scanner and attempt to scan it. If the scan is successful, then you have successfully reinstalled your scanner drivers. If not, then you may need to try the above steps again to be sure that your driver has been correctly installed.
Reinstalling scanner drivers can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. By following the steps outlined above, you should have no trouble getting your scanner up and running in no time.