Device drivers, or just 'drivers' are software programs and information that tell your computer system how to interact correctly with any given hardware device, most commonly a photocopier, if you've found your way here. Windows and Apple generally provide drivers for most common forms of hardware with their Operating System software, such as Windows 10, Mac OS X.
Sometimes drivers or software for your particular piece of hardware aren't included with your Operating System, for many reasons. In this case, you'll need the hardware drivers and perhaps the software that the vendor or manufacturer supplied with that hardware, usually on CD or DVD. If you no longer have the disks, you can download new drivers and software from the manufacturer's links below, for most hardware. Sometimes, you may have a driver installed, but over time, it is no longer functioning correctly. Replacing and overwriting the old version with a newer version, or even the same version will usually resolve the problem and get the device working as designed again.
You should generally know two things before searching for a device driver:
- The hardware device's Manufacturer & Model Number (see the label on the rear of your device, to be sure), and
- Your computer system's Operating System.
Sometimes you may also need your device's Serial Number, which should be available on the manufacturer's tag, usually on the back of the device. If your device has a screen and a menu, the 'System Information' section of the Menu should give this detail also.
You might need a driver for a Sharp MX-2614N Photocopier for your Windows 10 Pro (64bit) workstation.
You might then need a driver for a Kyocera ECOSYS M5526CDW Colour Laser Multifunction Printer for your Windows 2008 R2 Server.
We also keep an extensive library of software and early version hardware drivers for equipment we've supported in the past.
Please Contact Us if you can't find what you need above or you have trouble installing your drivers.