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A minidriver or a miniport driver acts as half of a driver pair. Driver pairs like (miniport, port) can make driver development easier. In a driver pair, one driver handles general tasks that are common to a whole collection of devices, while the other driver handles tasks that are specific to an individual device. Downloading the Driver: Hook the computer up to a wired Internet connection. If you don’t have. To access the design guide and reference topics for Native 802.11 Wireless LAN drivers, see Native 802.11 Wireless LAN. The Native 802.11 Wireless LAN interface was superceded in Windows 10 and later by the WLAN Universal Driver Model (WDI). WLAN Universal Driver Model. Previous Versions of Network Drivers.

Before you begin

Driver updates for Windows 10, along with many devices, such as network adapters, monitors, printers, and video cards, are automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update. You probably already have the most recent drivers, but if you'd like to manually update or reinstall a driver, here's how:

Update the device driver

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, enter device manager, then select Device Manager.

  2. Select a category to see names of devices, then right-click (or press and hold) the one you’d like to update.

  3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.

  4. Select Update Driver.

  5. If Windows doesn't find a new driver, you can try looking for one on the device manufacturer's website and follow their instructions.

Reinstall the device driver

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, enter device manager, then select Device Manager.

  2. Right-click (or press and hold) the name of the device, and select Uninstall.

  3. Restart your PC.

  4. Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver.

More help

If you can't see the desktop and instead see a blue, black, or blank screen, see Troubleshoot blue screen errors or Troubleshoot black or blank screen errors.

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Hardware - Install a Printer as a Local Port Device
Applies to: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP
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How do I install a printer as a Local Port device?
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Use the instructions below to install the printer using a Local Port on the given operating system.
NOTE: These instructions assume the following:
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  • The printer is already shared from the computer that is hosting it. See How to Share a Printer- FAQ 38545 for more information.
  • That you have downloaded the proper drivers for the printer model you are installing.
  • That you are able to access the shared resources on that computer without being prompted for login credentials. If you cannot access the hosting PC without providing credentials, correct that issue before proceeding.
  • You have ensured the printer is shared and security is set to Everyone with Full Control.
If these steps have not been performed, please do so before attempting installation of a Local Port device. Failure to do so will result in failure errors when trying to create the port.

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To install a printer locally on Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Windows logo in the bottom left of the screen. Select Search.
  2. Search for Control Panel. Select it from the search results.
  3. Find Devices and Printers in the Control Panel and open it.
  4. Click Add a Printer (on the top).
  5. A window will come up that is searching for printers on the network. Click Stop, then click The printer I want isn't listed.

  6. Click Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings. Click Next.

  7. Click Create a new port. Select Local Port for Type of port.
  8. In the Port Name box, type the path to the printer in the following format, where server is the name of the print server and printer is the share name of the printer (e.g. serverprinter). Click OK.
  9. Select the printer model and driver. Click Next. If the exact model isn't listed, click Have Disk and browse to the location where you earlier extracted the drivers.
  10. Follow the rest of the wizard. When prompted to share the printer, select Do not share this printer.
    NOTE: Printers should only be shared from ONE computer, preferably the computer it is connected to via USB.

To install a printer locally on Windows 8.1, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Windows logo in the bottom left of the screen. Select Control Panel.
  2. Find Devices and Printers in the Control Panel and open it.
  3. Click Add a Printer (on the top).
  4. A window will come up that is searching for printers on the network. Click Stop, then click The printer I want isn't listed.
  5. Click Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings. Click Next.
  6. Click Create a new port. Select Local Port for Type of port.
  7. In the Port Name box, type the path to the printer in the following format, where server is the name of the print server and printer is the share name of the printer (e.g. serverprinter). Click OK.
  8. Select the printer model and driver. Click Next. If the exact model isn't listed, click Have Disk and browse to the location where you earlier extracted the drivers.
  9. Follow the rest of the wizard. When prompted to share the printer, select Do not share this printer.
    NOTE: Printers should only be shared from ONE computer, preferably the computer it is connected to via USB.
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To install a printer locally on Windows 8, follow these steps:

  1. Move your mouse to the lower-right to bring up the Charms bar, or press Windows key + C.
  2. Click on the Settings gear, then click Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, open Devices and Printers.
  4. Click Add a Printer (on the top).
  5. A window will come up that is searching for printers on the network. Click Stop, then click The printer I want isn't listed.
  6. Click Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings. Click Next.
  7. Click Create a new port. Select Local Port for Type of port.
  8. In the Port Name box, type the path to the printer in the following format, where server is the name of the print server and printer is the share name of the printer (e.g. serverprinter). Click OK.
  9. Select the printer model and driver. Click Next. If the exact model isn't listed, click Have Disk and browse to the location where you earlier extracted the drivers.
  10. Follow the rest of the wizard. When prompted to share the printer, select Do not share this printer.
    NOTE: Printers should only be shared from ONE computer, preferably the computer it is connected to via USB.

To install a printer locally on Windows Vista and 7, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Devices and Printers.
  2. Click Add a Printer (on the top).
  3. Select Add a local printer.
  4. Select Create a new port. Select Local Port for the Port Type. Click Next.
  5. In the Port Name box, type the path to the printer in the following format, where server is the name of the print server and printer is the share name of the printer (e.g. serverprinter). Click OK
  6. Select the printer model and driver. Click Next. If the exact model isn't listed, click Have Disk and browse to the location where you earlier extracted the drivers.
  7. Follow the rest of the wizard. When prompted to share the printer, select Do not share this printer.
    NOTE: Printers should only be shared from ONE computer, preferably the computer it is connected to via USB.

To install a printer locally on a Windows XP-based computer, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Start Control Panel Printers and Other Hardware Printers and Faxes.
  2. Double-click Add Printer to start the Add Printer Wizard. Click Next.
  3. Click Local printer. Clear the Automatically detect and install check box. Click Next.
  4. Click Create a new port. Click Local Port in the Port type section.
  5. In the Port Name box, type the path to the printer in the following format, where server is the name of the print server and printer is the share name of the printer: serverprinter.
  6. Click Next. Select the driver for your printer. If the driver is not listed, click Have Disk and browse to the location where you earlier extracted the drivers.
  7. Click Next, and then follow the instructions to finish the wizard. When prompted to share the printer, select Do not share this printer.
    NOTE: Printers should only be shared from ONE computer, preferably the computer it is connected to via USB.

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