After win10 upgrade new printers drivers necessary?

Just wondering about this for future. Couldn't get my printer to work after today's upgrade. Thought it might need drivers updated - after I did that, printer worked. My question - is this necessary whenever we do one of these upgrades? Thanks.

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Re: upgrade

Never needed to do this, coming from Windows 10 1503 to 1809.

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So far not once here.

Only a handful of printers at home and office. Even if we had to do this, it's a minor bit of work.

But I am running into folk that think Microsoft needs to do everything for them in regards to not old printer drivers but all drivers. To that the answer is still no. Microsoft has slightly improved driver finding but as folk only bring me cases where it fails, my view is a disaster scene.

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I've Had This Happen A Couple Of Times

NO new printer drivers were needed but......It's a desktop computer with a USB printer attached. Because I've found the major updates/upgrades can have problems with USB devices attached, I unplug the USB cable each time during the update. As such, after it's all done and over, if I only re-attach the USB cord, the printer isn't found correctly. It's listed in the "Devices and Printers" section but it's not active. Instead, I have to tinker a bit and usually turning on the printer, restarting the computer and 'hot plugging" the USB cable to the computer allows everything to be found correctly. It's always worked but it does require some effort.

Hope this helps.


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Well, not NEW drivers

In the past, when Windows had a major upgrade, I had to reinstall my HP printer drivers, but I did it from the same distribution file and it worked just fine.

HOWEVER, the upgrade to v. 1903 did not require any reinstallation of those drivers. Indeed, the only thing I had to do was reinstall my Microsoft XP games like Freecell and Minesweeper that, for some reason, always get deleted when major upgrades are installed. Again, they only need to be reinstalled from the original distribution files.

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printers drivers

as for me printers in the office dint require an upgrade or re installation though all the printers are online.

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