The need for a printer has increased as more of us are working from home these days. Even otherwise, a printer is an essential part of a workstation. So, naturally, people want to make sure that their printers work with the newest version of the Windows operating system before upgrading.
Ever since the announcement of Windows 11, many users have contacted us asking if their printers are compatible with Windows 11.
Does my printer work with Windows 11?
The short answer is yes. Windows 11 supports all devices that have Windows 11 compatible drivers. Windows 11 has nothing to do with your printer hardware. All it requires is a compatible driver. Now, you will naturally ask how to check if my printer’s driver is compatible with Windows 11?
Worry not. Let’s make it clear. If your printer is compatible with Windows 10, it will be compatible with Windows 11 as well. In other words, if your printer is working without any issues with Windows 10, it’s most likely to function well when connected to a PC running Windows 11 or when you upgrade your Windows 10 installation to Windows 11.
How to check my printer’s status after upgrading to Windows 11?
Once you upgrade to Windows 11, you can navigate to Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Printers & scanners page to check your printer’s status. If your printer is not listed there, you can click on the Add device button present on the same page to begin adding your printer. Needless to say, your printer must be turned on and connected to your PC (if wired) to add it to your PC.
Meanwhile, check your printer manufacturer’s website and install the latest version of the driver.
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