How to Setup & Install HP USB/Wireless Printer

HP Printer Setup

HP is one of the top-ranked companies that deal in manufacturing and marketing computer-related items such as laptops, desktop computers, printers, accessories, etc. The range of amazing printers offered by HP has touched the mark of excellent success while providing complete customer satisfaction with each new release and update in the features. You can find all the new features and updates at 123.hp.com/setup.

You will find this article beneficial while going through the procedures for HP printer setup with ease.

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Detailed Steps to Restore the Connection Settings on HP Printer

You can use the below-given series of steps to restore the connection settings on the HP printer:

  • 1. If you have purchased a touchscreen-enabled printer: On the touchscreen of the printer, select the Restore Connections with the help of the Wireless, Settings, Restore Settings options.
  • 2. From there, you can use the Restore Network option.
  • 3. If you have bought a printer without a control panel menu: Tap and hold the Wireless and Cancel options and release the buttons when Wireless and Power lights start blinking.
  • 4. If you have bought an all-in-one printer like HP Envy Pro 6400 or 6000, Deskjet Plus IA 6400 or 6000, etc., then tap and hold the Windows button available on the backside of the printer for a minimum of 5 seconds. You have to hold it till the time; Edge lighting turns purple in color; sometimes, you will have to try many times to flash up the lights.
  • 5. If you have bought an HP Tango printer then, tap and hold the Wireless Button available on the backside of your printer and release only when the front lights flashing are visible in color.
  • 6. Lastly, if you have bought an HP Laser (but not LaserJet) printer, then tap the Wireless button and hold it till the attention lights flutter.
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Detailed Steps to Download & Install the HP Printer Drivers

Use the detailed process for downloading and installing HP printer drivers on your devices:

  • 1. Firstly, you should open HP’s homepage in any of the compatible browsers like Chrome, Edge, etc.
  • 2. After that, tap on the Software and Drivers window.
  • 3. Within a few seconds, you will be able to see a fresh tab over your screen: there, you can select the printer that you have bought.
  • 4. Then, you will be directed to a new window, where you have to enter your product title.
  • 5. On scrolling down the same page, you will see the options to choose the HP printer you have by recognizing its shape, design, or specifications. Some of the most popular printer names are also given in the bottom space, so you get various options to proceed.
  • 6. You have to continue the process by choosing any of the methods.
  • 7. After that, you will come on a fresh window with options to choose from several Driver downloading options for your HP printer.
  • 8. Now, you will see a new window with options like Driver-Product Installation software, Basic Drivers, Driver-Universal Fax Driver, Firmware, Software-Utility, Utility-Diagnostic Tools, etc.
  • 9. Choose the option “Driver-Product Installation Software” because it is compulsory for your HP printer.
  • 10. You should then click on the “See full details” text present in the downloading option for Driver-Product Installation Software, tap the cursor on it to see the clear information about this driver, such as its versions, OS compatibility, and all the features that you can get on purchasing this package.
  • 11. There you will find two driver downloading options - “Email Link and Download Now.”
  • 12. You can select one of those according to your requirements, like if you want to download this driver for your printer but on any other device or want to help any of your friends in downloading it. Then, choose the Email Link option.
  • 13. If you want to continue downloading on the same device then, tap the “Download Now” option.
  • 14. The downloading process could take a few moments, and when it completes saving the file on your desktop.
  • 15. Then, open that file by tapping on it twice.
  • 16. After that, you will find a dialog tab on your screen with the buttons Run and Cancel.
  • 17. Without wasting a moment, tap on the Run button to initiate the installation of the software on your device.
  • 18. Lastly, follow the prompts coming on your screen to complete the process to install the HP Printer Driver on your printer.

Detailed Steps to Print with the Help of Wi-Fi Direct Option on Windows 10

The following steps will help in printing with the help of the Wi-Fi Direct Option, but ahead of starting this process; ensure that you have given a print job by using a Wi-Fi Direct printer connection between the HP printer and a PC with Windows 10 OS.

  • 1. You have to make sure that the main tray of the printer is loaded with sheets perfectly, and then you can Power On the printer.
  • 2. In the Windows navigation bar, enter the text “Printers and Scanners” to continue.
  • 3. Tap on the matching option, and then you will be able to see the settings for Printers and Scanners.
  • 4. From there, choose the “Add a Printer or Scanner” option.
  • 5. Now, tap the cursor on the “Show Wi-Fi Direct printers.”
  • 6. After that, choose the printer you have with the suffix “DIRECT” in its name.
  • 7. Then, tap on the “Add Device” button.
  • 8. After that, you will be able to see a prompt coming over your screen and asking you for the WPS PIN: you can see that PIN in the control panel or the information paper that you have printed during the setup.
  • 9. There will be a timer of 90 seconds; within those 90 seconds, you have to enter that PIN in the required space.
  • 10. After entering the PIN, you have to click on the Next option to complete the connectivity.
  • 11. If an “HP printer driver is unavailable status” comes on your screen, go to 123.hp.com/setup to download, install and activate the print driver for one more time.
  • 12. Choose the data you want to print, click on the File option, and then once again click on the Print option.
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