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HP Printers - Printer Does Not Print and is Listed as 'Unknown' or 'Unspecified' or Appears with a Yellow Triangle in the Devices and Printers Folder (Windows 8)

After you connect your HP printer to the computer using a USB, wired (Ethernet), or wireless connection, the printer does not print. When you check the Devices and Printers folder, you see an 'unknown' or 'unspecified' icon or the printer icon displays with an exclamation point inside a yellow triangle. The printer does not display as an available printer that you can print or scan to.
This document pertains to all inkjet printers.
 note:
If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.
Solution
Follow these steps in the order presented to resolve the issue.
Important: To resolve the issue, the computer must be connected to the Internet.
Step one: Uninstall the printer software
Follow the steps to uninstall the printer software for your connection type.
Step two: Download and reinstall the printer software
Not all HP printers support a Full Feature driver for Windows 8. Some printers only support an in-OS driver. (An in-OS driver is a driver that comes pre-installed in Windows 8 and allows basic print, fax, and scan capabilities.) HP recommends that you use the HP Printer Install wizard to find the best print driver for your printer.

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