Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Unknown
Operating System: Windows 2000, 2003, Home Server, XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 19th April 2005
There is a Generic driver for text only, which is inclusive of the normal drivers and is not for any particular printer model, but rather permits the output of files that are plain or entering of individual control codes of the printer. GENERIC 16bw-4 PCL6 is an impact printer and is generally faster when this driver is used. This is because most drivers used for the original impact drivers have the adverse effect of creating the output in raster image form commanding the printer about the Dots to be printed and where resulting in slow printing as well as poor output quality. Using Generic drivers ensures that the printing process is speeded up considerably while improving the output quality. With an older GENERIC 16bw-4 PCL6 printer, which has no driver support of the current Windows version, the generic driver for text may be used to produce some output.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The driver for GENERIC 16bw-4 PCL6 is installed by first downloading the file from the site of the manufacturer, saving it on the computer and unzipping. The GENERIC 16bw-4 PCL6 printer should then be connected to the computer followed by right clicking on My Computer and a click on Properties. The user should then proceed to the Hardware tab to click on the button of Device Manager to find the GENERIC 16bw-4 PCL6 located on an image category. The device should then be double-clicked and the Reinstall button pressed. Install should then be selected from the specific location and Include this location checked before clicking the Browse button. This selects the Generic driver. Next button should be clicked to proceed and Finish button to end the installation. Once this procedure is completed, the installed GENERIC 16bw-4 PCL6 driver should be available in the device manager. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and GENERIC 16bw-4 PCL6 errors before installing any driver updates.