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Install the Printer Software in Windows RT or Windows 8 on a Tablet

This document is for tablets that have the Windows RT or Windows 8 operating systems installed.
You can easily install the print driver for your Windows RT or Windows 8 tablet for a USB or a network connection. HP has included a basic print driver for your printer in the Windows RT operating system (called an in-Operating System or in-OS driver), and you can install Full Feature print driver software on a device using the Windows 8 operating system. HP also offers two free Windows Store apps for enhanced printing and scanning functionality.
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.
Install the printer software in Windows RT or Windows 8 on a tablet
Use the following steps to determine your tablet's operating system, and then install the printer software.
Follow these steps to determine which operating system is installed on your tablet.
  1. Move the mouse cursor to the lower-right or upper-right corner of the screen to open the Charms bar.
  2. Click Search ().
  3. Type System in the Search box, and then click System in the results.
  4. Locate the Windows edition in the window.
    • If your Windows edition is Windows RT, continue to the Windows RT section in this document.
    • If your Windows edition is Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, continue to the Windows 8 section in this document.
Step two: Install the software
Step three: Install the HP apps for network-installed printers (optional)
Your printer must connect to a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network to use the HP Printer Control app and the HP Scan and Capture app in Windows RT or Windows 8.
These apps are not supported for all HP printers.
  1. From the Start screen, click Store.
  2. Swipe from the right side of the touchscreen, or move the mouse cursor to the lower or upper-right corner of the screen to open the Charms bar.
  3. Click Search (), type HP in the search text box, and then click Search. The HP Printer Control and HP Scan and Capture apps display in the results.
  4. Click one of the apps, and then click Install to install it. Repeat this step to install the other app.


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