With the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, HP is providing updated print drivers and software for your printer. These updates are available through Apple Software Update
. You do not need to download a driver from HP
to use your printer with Mountain Lion.
Depending on the printer functionality, one or more of the following HP software components might be included from Apple Software Update:
HP scanning files compatible with Apple’s Image Capture and Preview applications
NOTE:Scan support for HP Inkjet All-in-Ones (Deskjet, Officejet, and Photosmart)
is included with the HP software available through Apple Software Update. To scan, you can use the Preview
or Image Capture
applications, or the Scan
icon from the print driver queue.
Print drivers for the following printer types are supported in Mountain Lion by the HP software available from Apple Software Update. These drivers provide print-only functionality.
HP Inkjet single-function printers (Deskjet, Officejet, and Photosmart)
HP LaserJet color single-function, All-in-One, and MFP printers
HP LaserJet monochrome single-function, All-in-One, and MFP printers
After the public release of Mountain Lion, HP is releasing updated full HP software packages for many printer models. The packages include the HP Installer with network setup and HP Scan software. The schedule delay allows time for full testing and quality assurance from HP against the final Mountain Lion release.
provides basic printing functionality for AirPrint-enabled HP printers that are connected to a wireless or wired (Ethernet) network. No additional software is downloaded when you add an AirPrint-enabled printer in Mountain Lion. AirPrint is not available
if the printer connects to the Mac, an AirPort Base Station, or a Time Capsule with a USB cable.
: After updating your Mac to Mountain Lion, you might receive one of the following messages if you try to install older HP software designed for previous versions of Mac OS, either from an original product CD or from the HP website.
'HP Installer can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer
Figure 1: Example of the 'HP Installer can't be opened...' message
'Unsupported Operating System
Figure 2: Example of the 'Unsupported Operating System' message
'This HP software may not be compatible...
Figure 3: Example of the 'HP software may not be compatible...' message
This is expected behavior because the software is designed for earlier versions of Mac OS. The message merely notifies you that you must install updated HP software for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.