How to install printers driver WITHOUT the printer?


  1. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 20H2
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    How to install printers driver WITHOUT the printer?


    I have to install 3 printers drivers and don't have the printers next to me. How do I extract the drivers from the .exe file that almost all printers manufacturers give and manually install without have to connect the printers in the the usb port?

    The reason why I need this is because when I download the manufacturer print driver (that is uselly in .exe extension) they don't allow me to continue installation if I don't plug the printer in the USB. The reason why I don't plug the printers in the USB is because the laptop is from a customer which have the printers on his office and came to me to solve others problem and ask me if I can't install 3 printers drivers that he has without have the printer connected on USB.

    Printers models are L3110, L3210 from EPSON and G4100 from Canon.

    Windows 10 version 19045.2604.
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  2. Posts : 8,103
    windows 10
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    Try using winrar if it sees a compressed file you can extract all files then you will need the .inf files
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  3. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 20H2
    Thread Starter
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    Samuria said:
    Try using winrar if it sees a compressed file you can extract all files then you will need the .inf files
    Some .exe allows this. In case they allow, how to install when I have the .inf file from the driver?
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  5. Posts : 8,103
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    You right click on .inf and choose install
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    You right click on .inf and choose instal
    It will probably tell you it doesnt support that method.
    How to install printers driver WITHOUT the printer?-inf-not-support.jpg


    Which is why dism++ is good.
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  7. Posts : 45
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    That is exactly what I need.
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