While a lot of manufacturers of printer are keeping their printer drivers, such as HP envy 4500 driver, useful with the latest version of Windows, it may not be formally supported, especially if you have a really old printer. However, the finish of the formal driver support does not really have to mean the conclusion of your printer. Lucky for you, we are here to help you.

Below are the steps on how to install a printer driver that is not compatible on Windows 10.

Installing a Printer Driver That is not compatible on Windows 10

First of all, you need to look for a reliable website where you could look for the printer OEM. Then, choose the product category. Type the model number and look for the driver that’s compatible with Windows 10. Usually, all the printer manufacturers have upgraded the printer drivers to Windows 10.


Connect your printer via the USB port. Then, right-click your downloaded printer driver file and choose “troubleshoot compatibility”. The compatibility troubleshooter window will open. You would then choose “troubleshoot program”.

After that, you will be given options. You will have to choose “the program worked in earlier versions”. You will then have to choose the earlier version of your OS. If it is Windows 7, choose Windows 7. If it is Windows 8, choose Windows 8. Then, click “Test”.

Your system will tell you that it would make required changes to OEM. You must enable it to make those changes. After that, the printer driver is now installed successfully in your system. You will now be able to print without experiencing any type of issues.

However, if there are still problems that will occur during the printing process. It is best to visit the website of your printer manufacturer.