Windows 10 and Samsung CLX-318x Printer Scanner installation

By | 13. August 2015


Update 16.12. 2015 – Current Samsung drivers should work fine with windows 10, so go to Samsung‘s website and downoad

PC fax Utility (Software) ver.V2.02.14 – Win 2000/XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1/Win 10(32bit,64bit) (MULTI LANGUAGE, 11.71 MB) – 15.12.2015

Network  connected Samsung CLX-318x  Color Multifunction Laser Printers are not found by default by Windows 10. I downloaded  universal Samsung printer driver in July and it did the job for printer but there was no sign of scanner. As it was not important at this point i left it as is.

Now i found that Samsung has new scanner drivers available  – Aug 5, 2015 –  Universal Scan Driver (Driver) ver.V1.02.19 – Win XP/2003/2008/2012/Vista/Win 7/Win 8/Win 8.1/Win 10(32,64bit) (MULTI LANGUAGE, 22.49 MB)

Samsung Scanner Drivers

Samsung Scanner Drivers


I downloaded drivers application executed, selected  and it seemed to “do something”  but in scanner application there was no sign on of device.

Next i executed it again but this time selected Extract option. Tried to execute Setup.exe but it resulted on error

Blocked Application

Blocked Application

After searching around the simplest and safest soultion I found is

1) Exectutre command prompt (cmd.exe) As Administrator

2) Navigate to location of Setup.exe

3) Run it

Now the setup runs fine.

In Windows Scan And Fax device is available now.

Windows Scan And Fax

If preview gives error that scanner is not available then click on Change button next to Scanner name.

Select scanner and click on Properites buttton.



Select Scanner tab and click on Change button.



Click on Add button.


Now you can try Automatic Search or if you enter/search IP address.


Finally select found device and add it. Now it should be functional.

PS. Samsung scanner actually does not need thirdparty drivers. If you know it’s IP address then Windows 10 can install drivers just fine.



Go for “The printer isn’t listed”




Next choos TCP/IP printer



Enter IP address of YOUR PRINTER.





After installation printer should be available in Printers section.









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