Before you begin
This article describes how to install the universal printer driver (UPD) in a Microsoft Windows environment.
In the following order:
Download the self-extracting universal driver file.
- Double-click on the file name to extract the driver files to a destination directory/path/folder. NOTE: You can change this directory path if necessary.
- Make a note of this destination directory (e.g. C:/drivers/etc).
- Close the Add Printer Wizard following the extraction process; you will be installing the printer through the Found New Hardware Wizard.
- Connect the printer to the computer using a USB or parallel cable.
- Turn the printer ON.
The Found New Hardware Wizard will open; follow the installation steps for your operating system version below. NOTE: Failure to install the printer through the Found New Hardware Wizard will result in the creation of two printer objects.
Procedure: Universal Driver Installation
| 1||After logging into Windows Vista, observe the Found New Hardware Wizard and select Locate and install driver software (recommended). ||Image|
| 2||The next screen requests permission to search for a driver online. Since you have already downloaded the driver to a local directory, select Don't Search Online. ||Image|
| 3||Select I don't have the disc. Show me other options. ||Image|
| 4||Select Browse to locate the directory containing the extracted driver files, or directly type the directory path (e.g. C:\drivers) in the dialog box, and select Next.||Image|
| 5||A list of drivers found in the specified directory will now appear; select the appropriate driver, and select Next. ||Image|
| 6||Observe the progress bar as the installation of the driver takes place. ||Image|
| 7||Observe an installation successful message. ||Image|
| 1||When Found New Hardware Wizard appears, select No, not this time, and click Next. ||Image|
| 2||Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and click Next. ||Image|
| 3||Select Don't search. I will choose the driver to install, and click Next. ||Image|
| 4||Under Common Hardware Types:, select Printers and click Next.||Image|
| 5||Click Have Disk.||Image|
| 6||Click Browse to locate the directory containing the extracted driver files (universal driver .inf file).||Image|
| 7||Click on the .inf file so it populates the dialog box next to File name:, and click Open. ||Image|
| 8||An Install From Disk window will appear. Click OK. ||Image|
| 9||Select Lexmark Universal and click Next. ||Image|
| 10||Click Yes to the Update Warning.||Image|
| 11||Click Finish. ||Image|
| 1||When Found New Hardware Wizard appears, select Next. ||Image|
| 2||Select Display a list of known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver, and click Next. ||Image|
| 3||Select Printers from the list of Hardware types:, and click Next. ||Image|
| 4||Add Print Wizard now appears, select Have Disk...||Image|
| 5||Install From Disk appears. Select Browse to locate the directory of the extracted universal driver files (universal driver .inf file). ||Image|
| 6||Once the directory is located, click on the .inf file so that it populates the dialog box next to File name:, and click Open. ||Image|
| 7||Install From Disk appears again with the directory of the driver listed under Copy manufacturer's files from:. Click OK. ||Image|
| 8||Click on Lexmark Universal to highlight it, and click Next. ||Image|
| 9||Observe the Update Driver Warning, and click Yes. ||Image|
| 10||Click Next to the Start Device Driver Installation notification.||Image|
| 11||Observe the transfer of driver installation files. ||Image|
| 12||Click Finish to finalize the installation and close the Wizard.||Image|
Still have questions?
Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer model type and serial number.
Please call from near the printer and computer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving one of the devices.