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In fact, the real purpose of these printer drivers is to enable the applications to print without really knowing the technical details of each printer model.
There are some drivers which might not be readily available for download. In that case, it is best advised to contact the HP support for a CD version for installation.
DOWNLOADING THE PRINTER DRIVER
First open the HP website and click on the “Support and drivers” link
Choose the “Drivers and software” navigation link.
Now under the product category section, click on the “Printing and multifunction” option
Enter your product number in the provided space or you can choose” Printers” in the navigation menu.
Make sure you choose your printer’s name carefully from the product list.
Now click on” Download drivers and software” from the Navigation menu.
Make a careful review of the available driver options.
Choose the option you want and click on the “Download” button.
Finally, click on “Save” and choose the “Browse” option to select a location to save your file.
Finally click on “Save” to download the printer driver.
First look for the downloaded driver folder you had saved in the above steps.
Double click on that file to initiate the installation process.
If asked for approval to initiate the installation process, hit on the “OK” option Thereafter click on “ Next” to accept the default installation location and start the install wizard.
Choose either the recommended or the custom installation.
The recommended version of the installation installs all the components that a user will be requiring. Whereas the custom installation as the name indicates provided the user with the opportunity to select the options they want.
Finally, click on “Install” and “Finish” once the procedure gets completed.
Incase CD is not available for the newly bought or second hand printer. Still install a printer driver for your printer! Simply follow these steps.
First to download and install the HP printer driver.
Download the setup file from the official HP website and use a compatible USB cable to link the printer.
Then ensure the PC is in a proper working condition.
To activate the installation wizard, run the setup file.
So, once your printer name is detected from the options, carefully follow the onscreen prompts to complete the download process.
Now it's time to run a test printing.
TO INSTALL THE HP PRINTER DRIVER MANUALLY
First step is to choose the” Add a printer “ option in your windows pc.
Make sure you also download the printer application and setup file.
Thereafter connect the USB cable to the printer.
Next unzip the software’s folder on your windows.
Select a location and select the option “Extract here”.
Keep following the onscreen prompts to complete the installation process.
Finally perform a printing test.
INSTALLATION OF THE HP PRINTER DRIVER FOR WINDOWS 10
The detailed procedure to enable the user to install their printer driver for Windows 10 computer. So, note the prior steps required.
PRIOR STEPS NEED TO BE FOLLOWED
Make sure that the HP printer is turned on.
Be sure to have a USB cable of length less than 3 meters.
Next attach the USB cable wire to the USB port on your screen.
In case you have already connected the USB cable to the computer before the installation, remove the printer from the installed device to ensure a successful setup.
Firstly, disconnect the printer cable wire from your computer.
Do not reconnect the cable wire until prompted during the installation process.
Next search windows for the “Devices” option and select “Drivers and Printers” from the control panel.
Then right-click on the printer’s model icon that you will be using and click on the “Remove device” option.
In case there are multiple printer icons of the same printer on the given screen, click and remove all of them.
Thereafter close the “Devices and Printers” window to proceed to the next step.
Further visit the HP official website and follow the onscreen instructions after entering your printers’ model number.
Now select the option “HP customer support – software and driver downloads” and proceed to the next step.
Now go to the “Let’s identify your product to get started” page.
Then click on the “Printer” option and type your model number. Thereafter click on the “Submit” option.
In case you wish to change the OS, click on the “Change” option and select your version.
Now go under the “Driver” heading and hit click on “Download” for a complete package. However, for installing drivers such as HP printer assistants, click on the “Basic Drivers” option.
Hit click on the USB” option as and when prompted to do the same on-screen and proceed to the last step.
Now perform the test print, scan or fax to check the printer’s functioning.
Always, ensure your computer system is turned on and properly connected to your printer either through wifi, wired network or a USB cable.
Have to create a fresh print queue on Mac. So, to create a print queue, simply follow the given steps.
Step 1: Click on the Apple logo present on the upper left corner of the screen and select “System Preferences”.
Step 2: From the Hardware category, select the “Print and scan” option.
Step 3: Now click on the plus “+” icon which is on the bottom of the left pane.
Step 4: To add the settings automatically, you need to enter the hostname of your printer in the “Address” field. After that click on the “Add” option.
Step 5: Also set additional options and click on “OK”. Now your printer queue will be available through any print option.
After creating a fresh queue, click on the “Apple” menu and select the “System Preferences” option.
Next as per your operating system version, click on “System and fax”,” Print and scan” or “Printers and scanners” option.
Then check carefully, whether your printer name is displayed on the printer’s list.
If the name is listed, remove and read the printer to confirm the communication.
In case your printer name is not listed, click the “+” sign.
Choose the “Add printer or scanner” option and choose the name of your printer.
Here select the “Use” or “Print using” menu and select the name of your printer.
Click on “Add” to add to the printer’s list .
Then, click on “Download and install” to complete the installation process when prompted.
Now click on the “Cancel” option if you receive the message stating “Software is currently unavailable” and try to manually install the driver.
Close the System Preferences window once you complete the HP printer driver installation on Mac.
You are now good at performing the print, scan, and fax from your printer according to your requirement. So you need to follow every above mentioned step correctly. We hope our post makes it easier for you to understand. Also we made it as simple points for easy understanding.