How to install print driver on Windows 8?

Last Update date : 2014.08.27



Installing printer driver on Windows 8 using Add Printer wizard


  • In the Start screen, click on Desktop icon.
  • Click Libraries icon in task bar to open the Library window.
  • On the left pane, click on Computers icon and then click Open Control Panel icon. This will open the Control Panel window.
  • In the Control Panel window, click Hardware and Sound icon.
  • In the next window, right-click on Printers. A box will appear, then click Printer properties.
  • In the next dialog box, select Advanced tab and then click New Driver button. The Add Printer Driver Wizard window will open.
  • Click Next button and then select the Manufacturer and Printers from the dropdown list and then again click Next button.
  • Click Finish button.
  • Finally, click Apply button and then OK to install the printer drivers on computers running Windows 8 operating system.


    Driver which doesnt get WHQL certification cant be installed on Windows 8 x64. To install the driver you may change setting on Windows as below, then you can install WHQL not certified driver.


On Windows 8

·         From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings (move your mouse to the bottom-right-corner of the screen and wait for the pop-out bar to appear, then click the Gear icon).

·         Click Change PC Settings.

·         On Windows Server 2012, Please click Power menu and select Restart Operating System: Recovery (Planned)

·         Click General.

·         Scroll down, and click Restart now under Advanced startup.

·         Wait a bit.

·         Click Troubleshoot.

·         Click Advanced Options

·         Click Windows Startup Settings

·        Click Restart.

·        When your computer restarts, select Disable driver signature enforcement from the list. You can now load your modified driver. Reboot again once the driver is installed and all will be well.


On Windows Server 2012

·         Restart the computer and during startup, press F8.

·         Select Advanced Boot Options.

·         Select Disable Driver Signature Enforcement.

·         Boot into Windows® and uninstall the unsigned driver.

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