This process will continue until 2027, although the dates may be subject to change. The decision is partly based on the integration of Mopria support in Windows 10 since 21H2. Mopria is an alliance formed in 2013 by Canon, HP, Samsung, and Xerox to create universal standards for printing and scanning, meaning manufacturers no longer need to provide their own installers and drivers.

Microsoft is planning to remove support for third-party printer drivers in Windows

Microsoft’s plan will be implemented in stages. The next milestone will occur in 2025 when no new printer drivers will be published to Windows Update, although existing drivers can still be updated. By 2027, with the exception of security-related fixes, no further printer driver updates will be allowed, as reported by The Register.

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