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HP Printers - Finding the Best Windows Driver Using HP Printer Install Wizard

This document is for HP printers connected to computers with Windows 10, 8, or 7.
The HP Printer Install Wizard helps you find the right driver for your HP printer.
The HP Printer Install Wizard automatically finds the best available print driver for your HP Printer. It is available only for Windows 10, 8, and 7. Download and run Printer Install Wizard a free tool from HP. When this link is clicked, HP Printer Install Wizard is downloaded using your Internet browser's download capabilities.
Step two: Run the HP Printer Install Wizard
Run the HP Printer Install Wizard to find the best driver for your printer.
  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
  2. Make sure that the printer is connected to the computer via a USB cable or a wired or wireless network connection.
     note:
    If you would like to connect your printer wirelessly, but it is not on a wireless network, you need to temporarily connect the printer with a USB cable to run the Printer Install Wizard.
  3. Make sure that your computer has an Internet connection. The wizard must access the Internet to work correctly.
  4. Click Next to begin the utility. The wizard displays a list of detected products.
  5. If the wizard detects more than one printer, select your HP printer from the list.
    If your printer is not in the list, click My Printer is not listed, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. The wizard automatically displays the best available driver for your HP printer.
    • If a full feature driver is available, the wizard detects it. Click Next to download and install the software. For full functionality, HP recommends installing the full feature driver if it is available.
    • If an in-Operating System (in-OS) driver is available, the wizard explains that the driver is already installed. It also supplies a link to more information about using the in-OS driver with your printer.
    • If a Windows Update driver is available, the wizard explains that the driver is already installed. It will also supply a link to more information about using a Windows Update driver.
    • If an alternate driver is available, the wizard supplies a link to learn how to install and configure the alternate driver for your printer.
       note:
      Alternate drivers are supported by Windows 7 only.

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