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Installing HP Printer Software for a USB Connection in Windows Vista

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This document is for installing full-feature HP inkjet printer software in Windows Vista for all HP inkjet printers released in 2009 or earlier.
This document explains how to install the print driver
A print driver is a software program that allows the computer to run the printer. HP offers a variety of print drivers and software on the CD you received with your printer and the HP website. The available choices vary by printer.
and software for your printer for a USB cable connection. You can either download the software from the HP website or use the printer CD.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the product CD! You can download the most current software available for your product from the HP Web site at no cost. The following information might help you decide which installation method to use:
For a new product:CD installation is a quick and easy method.If you do not have a CD, you can download the software you need.
For an older product:CD installation might not work if you are installing the product on a computer running a newer operating system that released AFTER the HP product released.Downloading the software provides the best results for your older product. Even though it takes more time than using the CD, downloading the latest software can help you avoid installation issues.

Downloading is the recommended method if your computer operating system released after the HP product released.
About the software:The software on the CD is current to the date of the product release.The software that you can download from the HP Web site is the most current software available for your product. HP often updates software and drivers AFTER the product and CD release to the market.
Step-by-step instructions follow, but you can also watch a video preview of the entire download and install process.
NOTE: Do NOT connect the USB cable now. Wait until the on-screen instructions prompt you to connect it. HP recommends using a USB cable that is less than 3 m (10 ft) long.

Video of downloading and installing the driver from the HP website

The following video demonstrates how to download and install the software in Windows Vista.
NOTE:This video is for demonstration purposes only. The product and software in the video might differ from your product and available software.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.
  3. If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:
    1. In the Enter product name or number field, type your printer model or number.
    2. In the Questions or keywords field, type driver, and then press Enter.
      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.
    3. Next to the image of your printer, click the name of your printer.
      Figure 1: Example of the link to your printer homepage
      Image: Example of the link next to your printer homepage
    4. On the HP support site, click Drivers.
  4. Select your operating system, and then click Next.
    A list of drivers and other downloads display.
  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver - Product Installation Software.
  6. Click Download next to the full feature software and driver listed, and then follow the prompts to save the driver to your computer.
  7. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
For a Full Feature installation, you choose what type of installation you want: Typical (Recommended) or Minimum. The Typical (Recommended) type of installation allows you to get the most out of your printer.
NOTE: Do NOT connect the USB cable now. Wait until the on-screen instructions prompt you to connect it. HP recommends using a USB cable that is less than 3 m (10 ft) long.
Follow these steps to install the software with the printer CD.
  1. Turn the printer on.
  2. Insert the printer CD into the CD drive of the computer, and then wait a few seconds for the software installer to start.
    If the installer does not start automatically, click the Windows icon (), click Computer, and then double-click the CD drive.
    NOTE:If the User Account Control screen opens, click Allow to continue.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
    IMPORTANT: The installer might ask if you want to check online for the latest installation updates for your printer. For the best installation results, HP recommends that you click “Yes” to let the installer check for updates and download them for you.
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