NOTE: This installation method is only viable for XPS drivers that may have been included with the your printer purchase.
What is XPS?
The XML Paper Specification (XPS) driver is an optional printer driver that is designed to make use of the advanced XPS color and graphics features that are only available for Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and Windows® 8 operating systems.
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How to obtain (Recommended)
The XPS drivers are installed upon detection of the printer; however, an updated driver may be available via Windows Update.
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NOTE: This installation may supersede the installation of Lexmark-specific device drivers.
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Procedure: Installing an XPS Driver (Inkjet CD Installation Only)
First, extract the XPS driver:
|1||Insert the installation software CD into the computer and click Cancel when the Setup Wizard appears.|
|2||Click on , then click on Computer.|
|3||Right-click on the CD or DVD drive icon, and then double-click on Drivers.|
|4||Double-click on the XPS folder, and then double-click on the setupxps file.|
|5||The XPS driver files are extracted and copied to the computer and any required Microsoft XPS files are launched.|
|6||Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.|
Next, install the XPS driver: The images in this example are from the Lexmark X7675.
|Step||Action||Illustration (click on Image)|
|1||Click on , then click on Control Panel.||...|
Under Hardware and Sound, click Printer, and then click Add a Printer.
In the Add Printer dialog, click Add a local printer.
From the Use an existing port drop-down menu, select USB001 (Virtual printer port for USB), and then click Next.
Click Have Disk. The Install From Disk dialog appears.
|6||Click Browse and navigate to the XPS driver files on your computer as follows:
|7||Click Next on the Install the printer driver dialog.||Image|
|8||Click Next on the Type a Printer Name dialog.||Image|
|9||Click Finish to complete the installation.||Image|
Uninstall the XPS driver: The images shown in this example are from the Lexmark X7675.
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|1||Click on , then on Control Panel.||...|
|2||Under Hardware and Sound, click Printer, right-click on the printer icon (e.g., Lexmark 7600 Series XPS) and select Delete.||...|
|3||The following prompt appears: Are you sure you want to delete the printer...? Click Yes.||Image|
|4||Right-click in the open area of the Printers and Faxes folder. From the menu that appears, select Server Properties and then click the Drivers tab to see the list of installed printer drivers.||...|
|5||Select the printer model concerned and click Remove.||...|
|6||Select the Remove driver and driver package option and click OK. This removes the driver from DriverStore*. Note: If you do not select this option, the driver could be reinstalled from DriverStore when you reconnect the USB cable. *The driver store is a trusted cache of inbox and third party drivers on the local hard disk. All drivers are installed from the driver store. Third party drivers are copied from media to the driver store. The driver and the files are called the 'driver package'.||Image|
NOTE: For more information on the XPS driver, see the XPS readme file on the installation software CD. The file is located with the setupxps batch file in the xps folder (<CD drive>:\Drivers\xps\readme).
Still Need Help?
If you require additional assistance, please see Contact information. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer model/machine type and serial number (SN).
Please be near the products described in this article to expedite the support process and reduce call-back situations.
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