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HP Designjet T7100 and T7100 Monochrome Printer Series - Update the printer firmware

Method 1: Update the printer firmware using HP Utility

The printer's various functions are controlled by software that resides in the printer, also known as firmware.
From time to time, firmware updates from Hewlett-Packard become available. These updates increase the printer's functionality and enhance its features.
Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Internet and installed in your printer in the following ways. Use the method that you find most convenient.
  • In Windows, open the HP Utility, select your printer, click the Support tab, and then select Firmware Update.
  • In Mac OS, open the HP Utility, select Support and then select Firmware Update.
  • Through the printer's Embedded Web Server, click the Setup tab and then select Firmware update.
Follow the onscreen instructions to download the firmware file and store it on your hard disk. Then select the downloaded file and click Update.
The firmware includes a set of the most commonly used paper presets. Extra paper presets can be downloaded separately.
If you experience very slow progress while uploading the firmware file to the printer, the reason could be that you are using a proxy server. In that case, try bypassing the proxy server and accessing the Embedded Web Server directly.
  • In Internet Explorer 6 for Windows, go to Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings, and select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box. Alternatively, for more precise control, click the Advanced button and add the printer's IP address to the list of exceptions, for which the proxy server is not used.
  • In Safari for Mac OS, go to Safari > Preferences > Advanced and click the Proxies: Change Settings button. Add the printer's IP address or its domain name to the list of exceptions, for which the proxy server is not used.

Method 2: Update the printer firmware using HP Support Center

Follow these steps to check for the latest firmware updates for your printer using the HP website.
  1. Make sure the printer is on and connected to the computer, either through your local network or a USB cable.
  2. If a Let's identify your product to get started page displays, click Printer, type your printer model number, and then click Submit.
    The software results page for your printer displays with the default operating system selected.
  3. If you need to change the version of Windows, click Change, select your version, and then click Change.
  4. Click Firmware, and then click Download.
    If a Firmware section is not listed, an update is not currently available for your printer.
  5. Save the file to your computer.
  6. Locate and then open the file to start the installation process.