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Installing the Printer Software in Windows XP for a USB Cable Connection

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Introduction

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.
You can either download the driver from the HP website or install the driver using the printer CD. The following information can help you decide which installation method to use.
CD Download the software from the HP website
For a new printer:The CD method is recommended for new printers. Depending on your printer, you might have the following CD installation options:

  • Go online (Internet connection needed)
    When you click Go Online at the start of the CD software installation, the CD checks online for the latest software for your printer.
  • Basic CD installation (no Internet connection needed)
    Use this option if you do not want to go online to download the software, or if your software version does not allow the online option.
If you do not have the CD, you can also download the most current software.
For an older printer:CD installation might not work if you are installing the printer on a computer running a newer operating system that released AFTER the HP printer released.

For example, Windows XP released in 2001. If HP manufactured your printer prior to that year, the CD that came with the printer might not work correctly on a computer running Windows XP.
Downloading the software provides the best results for your older printer. 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 printer released.
About the software:The software on the CD is current to the date of the printer release.The software you can download from the HP website is the most current software available for your printer. HP often updates software and drivers AFTER the printer and CD release to the market.
Click the plus sign () for more information.
Follow these steps to download and install the driver and software for 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.
  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. Type your printer model number.
    2. Click Go.
      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.
  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 or solution software and driver listed, and then follow the on-screen instructions to save the software to your computer.
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 driver and software with the printer CD.
  1. Disconnect the USB cable from both the printer and the computer (if you already connected it).
  2. Turn the printer on.
  3. 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 Start, click My Computer, and then double-click the CD drive.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver and software with a USB connection.
    NOTE:During the installation, the Basic Device Software and Product Help might be required to enable full printer functionality. Some components of HP Update might be required for full printer functionality. HP also includes valuable software to help you get the most out of your printer.
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