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Download and Install Your Windows HP Printer Driver and Software for a USB Cable Connection

This document is for HP Deskjet, ENVY, LaserJet, Officejet, Photosmart, and PSC printers, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP, and HP Printer Assistant, HP Solution Center, or HP Device Toolbox software.
Install the HP software and driver for your printer for a USB connection (). The installation includes a full feature driver and printer management software. When prompted to choose a connection type during the installation, choose the USB option.
As an alternative method to downloading the software, you can use the installation CD instead.
  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. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.
    The Software & Drivers page displays when the printer model is identified.
    Figure : Example of the Software & Drivers menu
    Image: Example of the Software & Drivers menu
  4. Select your operating system, and then click Submit.
    A list of drivers and other downloads displays.
  5. Under Driver - Product Installation Software, click Download.
  6. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.
  8. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Review this list of frequently asked questions about installing and using Windows printer drivers and software.


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