What is new in printing in Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18932

    What is new in printing in Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809

    Inbox print and scan drivers available through Windows Update

    Starting with Windows 10, version 1809, inbox print and scan drivers have moved to Windows Update. Prior versions of Windows included basic printer drivers that enabled simple printing when a full feature driver was not available. To reduce the Windows footprint and provide more storage space to users, these drivers no longer ship with the OS and instead are available through Windows Update.

    In most cases, there is no noticeable impact due to this change. Here is what will happen:

    • When you upgrade to Windows 10, version 1809, your installed printers will continue to work using the same printer driver as before.
    • When you install a new printer, and your Windows PC or Print Server has access to Windows Update, the correct driver is automatically downloaded and installed.
    • If you install a new printer when Windows Update is not available, a driver will not be automatically installed. In this case, Windows will install Mopria-compatible printers without requiring an external driver.

    Windows supports Mopria printers

    Starting with Windows 10, version 1809, Windows has added support for Mopria-compatible Wi-Fi printers. When a driver is not available, Windows can install these printers without you needing to install any additional software or drivers.

    Most modern Wi-Fi printers support the Mopria standard. Please consult the manufacturer’s website to determine whether your printer is compatible with the Mopria standard.

    Additional resources

    Here are some related resources that may be helpful:

    If you have any questions about these changes, please reach out to me and my colleague Klevin Nunes here on the Tech Community.

    Source: What's new in printing in Windows 10, version 1809 - Microsoft Tech Community - 267182

    See also:
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Oct 2018 at 22:57.
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    That Mopria site is shambolic. Why doesn't it just give you a complete list instead of trying to search it?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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