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Xerox Smart Start

Xerox Smart Start: Get smart, stay smart

The Xerox Smart Start is software designed to help Microsoft Windows users install the proper print drivers for their Xerox print and multifunction devices. Not sure which print driver to use? This installer program will help guide you.

The installer also allows more technical users to make their own selections before installing a Xerox printer.

Xerox Smart Start software searches the local subnet for supported Xerox printers using SNMP. It will also detect subnets used by existing printers and search those networks for new printers. Smart Start also allows you to search for specific network printers using host name or IP address.

Xerox Smart Start performs the following:

  • Xerox Printer Discovery.
  • Choose Quick Install to automatically download the best driver from Xerox.com and create a selectable printer option on the computer quickly, or Advanced Install which allows admins to select PDLs or pick which printer(s) they want to install.
  • Make recommendations on which driver provides the best experience.
  • Upgrade existing Xerox printers with the newest driver releases.
  • Easily install Xerox TWAIN and WIA scan drivers for supported devices through the Advanced Install option.

Xerox Smart Start software supports the following Windows Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7sp1 (Type 3 drivers only)

Where can I find Xerox Smart Start?

Xerox Smart Start is a standalone installer. It requires administrator rights to download and run the .exe. It can be downloaded from www.support.xerox.com. Follow the below procedure to access the software.

  1. Go to the Xerox support Web site
  2. Select Printers
  3. Choose desired Product Family (example: VersaLink)
  4. Choose the desired Model (example: VersaLink C7020/C7025/C7030 Multifunction Printer)
  5. Select the Drivers & Downloads tab
  6. Select Xerox Smart Start – Driver Installer

For additional information, read the Xerox Smart Start Customer tip. For more in-depth information on installation and use, including the printers compatible with the Xerox Smart Start, look at the Xerox Smart Start User Guide. As always, you can contact your local support centre for additional support.

Altron Document Solutions

Altron Document Solutions (ADS) is Africa’s leading document management technology and services company and the largest Xerox distributor in the world. It is the authorised Xerox distributor in 26 sub-Saharan countries offering the complete range of Xerox document equipment, software solutions and services. ADS forms part of JSE-listed Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron).


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Xerox Corporation

Xerox Holdings Corporation (NYSE: XRX) makes every day work better. We are a workplace technology company building and integrating software and hardware for enterprises large and small. As customers seek to manage information across digital and physical platforms, Xerox delivers a seamless, secure and sustainable experience. Whether inventing the copier, Ethernet, the laser printer or more, Xerox has long defined the modern work experience. Learn how that innovation continues at xerox.com.