Copy the contents of the HP software installation disc onto the root drive (in C:\ or D: \ of My Computer), and then install it from the hard drive location. The computer should have at least 2 Gigabytes of free hard disk space to copy the contents of the CD.
Click Start and open My Computer or double-click My Computer on the Desktop.
Double-click C:\ or D:\, assuming C: and D: are the computer hard drives.
Right-click the empty pane in C:\ or D:\ of My Computer and select New. Then click Folder.
A new folder is created. Rename the new folder HP Driver.
Right-click Start and then click Explore to open Windows Explorer.
Locate the CD-ROM drive letter in the left pane of the window and select it so that the contents are displayed in the right pane.
Click Edit in the File menu, and then click Select All to highlight all of the files and folders.
With the files still selected, click Edit and then click Copy.
Close Windows Explorer. Open the HP Driver folder created in step 1, click Edit, and then click Paste to copy the files to the HP Driver folder on the hard drive.
If while copying, a Cannot copy from source disk or drive or Cannot copy specified file error message is displayed, then check the functionality of the CD drive by using a different CD. If other CDs work correctly, it means there is an error reading the HP software CD.
Make sure that the disc drive is working by inserting a music CD or video DVD.
If a different CD or DVD does run, clean the HP installation disc using a soft cloth lightly dampened with distilled water, and then try running it again.
If a different CD or DVD does not run, or the HP installation does not run after a cleaning, there is an issue with the disc drive or with the disc. Continue to the next solution to download the print driver and software from the HP website.
Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.
The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.
Figure : Example of the Software and driver results page
Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.
Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.
If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.
Figure : Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.
If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.