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HP LaserJet M2727 MFP Series - Detailed Windows installation instructions

Figure : HP LaserJet M2727 MFP Series CD browser screen
The initial CD browser screen contains the following options:
  • Recommended Install. Click this option to close the CD Browser and start the Recommended Install installation type.
      note:
    Recommended Install is not available for Windows Server 2003.
  • Express USB Install. Click this option to close the CD Browser and start the Express USB Install installation type.
  • Express Network Install. Click this option to close the CD Browser and start the Express Network Install installation type.
  • More Information. Click this option to view the More Information screen.
    Figure : Installation software CD – More Information screen
    The More Information screen contains the following options:
    • Read Me First. Click this option to open the latest information about the product.
    • Product Support Website. Click this option to go to HP's website to view troubleshooting help and frequently asked questions. Download software updates. Contact a support specialist through live chat.
    • View User Guide. Click this option to open the product user guide on this CD. The user guide is also available in a print-friendly .PDF format. To access the .PDF version, either browse this CD and open the preferred language folder, or go to the Product Support Website.
    • Back. Click this option to return to the initial CD browser screen.
  • View User Guide. Click this option to open the .CHM (online help) version of the HP LaserJet M2727 MFP Series User Guide that is on the CD.
  • HP Software License Terms.
  • Exit. Click this option to close the CD browser.
Recommended Install
  note:
For USB installations, HP recommends installing the printing-system software before connecting the product to the computer (software-first installation). These instructions are for a software-first installation.
Use these instructions the first time that the printing-system software is installed.
Click the Back button in any dialog box where it is active to return to the previous dialog box. Click the Cancel button in any dialog box where it is active, to cancel the installation. Click the Help button in any dialog box where it is active to gain access to context-sensitive help.
  note:
The sequence of dialog boxes might differ from what is shown here, depending on the product and the selected options.
To complete a recommended installation, follow these steps:
  1. On the initial CD browser screen, click Recommended Install. Clicking this button indicates your acceptance of HP's Software License terms. The following screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Initial screen
  2. After the installer has prepared for the printing-system software installation, the Please Allow All HP Install Wizard Processes screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Please Allow All HP Install Wizard Processes screen
    Click Next.
  3. After the installer has prepared for the printing-system software installation, the Choose Easy Install or Advanced Install screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Choose Easy Install or Advanced Install screen
    Select the installation type and click Next. Follow the steps below for the selected Recommended Install installation type.
Easy Install (recommended)
  1. The following screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Initial screen
  2. After the installer has prepared for the printing-system software installation, the Connection Type screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Connection Type screen
    Select the connection type and click Next. Follow the steps below for the selected connection type.
USB connection
Directly to this computer using a USB cable.. If you select this option and click Next, the Connect Your Device Now screen appears.
  1. When the Connect Your Device Now screen appears, make sure that the product is powered on and connect the USB cable.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – USB – Connect Your Device Now screen
  2. After the product is powered on and the USB cable is connected, the Device has been detected screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – USB – Device has been detected screen
  3. The product firmware is compared to the version that is on the printing-system installation CD. If the printing-system installation software detects an older version of firmware on the product, the following screen appears and the product firmware is automatically updated from the CD.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – USB – Auto Firmware Downloader screen
    After the product firmware is updated, the Continue button becomes active. Click Continue.
  4. The Test Page screen appears and a test page is printed by the product.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – USB – Test Page screen
    If the test page prints, click OK to continue. If the test page does not print, click Troubleshoot.... This option opens a series of dialog boxes that can help you troubleshoot the problem.
  5. The Fax Setup Utility opens automatically. Run the utility even if the fax parameters for the product have already been set up. The HP ToolboxFX settings provided in the Fax Setup Utility are used to run other faxing features, such as the fax cover page.
  6. The Congratulations! screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – USB – Congratulations! screen
    The Congratulations! screen contains the following options:
    • Locate the User Guide. Express installation does not install the user guide onto the computer. Click this option to open the user guide on the CD. To access the user guide in the future, re-insert the CD. Product manuals are also available on the HP product support Web site.
    • Install More Software. Click this option to open the Install More Software screen.
      Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – USB – Install More Software screen
      The Install More Software screen contains the following options:
      • Recommended Install. Click this option to install all the software for the product, including the user guide.
      • HP Easy Printer Care. Click this option to install HP Easy Printer Care software.
      • Back. Click this option to return to the previous menu.
    • More Information. Click this option to access product support on the Web, or other product help and useful tips.
    • Exit. Click this option to close the application.
Network connection
  1. Through the network.. If you select this option and click Next, the following screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Initial screen
  2. After the installer has prepared for the printing-system software installation, the Identify Printer screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Identify Printer screen
    The Identify Printer screen contains the following options:
    1. Select from a list of detected printers (Recommended). If you select this option and click Next, the Firewall Notice screen appears.
      Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Firewall Notice screen
      • Click Next. The Searching screen appears.
        Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Searching screen
        After the printing-system installation software has searched the network for the product, one of the following screens appears.
        • Printers Found.
          Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Printers Found screen
          If you select Install a discovered network printer. (default), select the product to install from the list of discovered network printers, and then click Next, the Express Network Install – Initial screen appears and the printing-system software is installed. Then, the Test Page screen appears and a test page is printed by the product.
          If you click Search Again... the Searching screen appears.
          If you select the Help me find my network printer. and click Next, the Identify Printer screen appears.
        • Printer Not Found.
          Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Printers Not Found screen
            note:
          The Printers Not Found screen contains the same options as the Identify Printer screen.
    2. Specify a printer by address. If you select this option the following buttons become active:
      • IP Address (IPv4) or Hostname. Select this option, type the TCP/IP address or hostname in the field, and click Next. The Firewall Notice screen appears.
      • Hardware Address (MAC). Select this option, type the hardware address in the field, and click Next. The Firewall Notice screen appears.
  3. The product firmware is compared to the version that is on the printing-system installation CD. If the printing-system installation software detects an older version of firmware on the product, the following screen appears and the product firmware is automatically updated from the CD.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Auto Firmware Downloader screen
    After the product firmware is updated, the Continue button becomes active. Click Continue.
  4. The Test Page screen appears and a test page is printed by the product.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Test Page screen
    If the test page prints, click OK to continue. If the test page does not print, click Troubleshoot.... This option opens a series of dialog boxes that can help you troubleshoot the problem.
  5. The Sign up now screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Sign up now screen
    The Sign up now screen contains the following options:
    • Next. Select the appropriate location, connect to the Internet, and click this option to connect to the HP Registration Web screen.
      Follow the onscreen instructions to register the product.
    • Cancel. Click this option to continue the installation without registering the product
  6. The Fax Setup Utility opens automatically. Run the utility even if the fax parameters for the product have already been set up. The HP ToolboxFX settings provided in the Fax Setup Utility are used to run other faxing features, such as the fax cover page.
  7. The Congratulations! screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Congratulations! screen
    The Congratulations! screen contains the following options:
    • Locate the User Guide. Express installation does not install the user guide onto the computer. Click this option to open the user guide on the CD. To access the user guide in the future, re-insert the CD. Product manuals are also available on the HP product support website.
    • Install More Software. Click this option to open the Install More Software screen.
      Figure : Recommended Install – Easy Install – Network – Install More Software screen
      The Install More Software screen contains the following options:
      • Recommended Install. Click this option to install all the software for the product, including the user guide.
      • HP Easy Printer Care. Click this option to install HP Easy Printer Care software.
      • Back. Click this option to return to the previous menu.
    • More Information. Click this option to access product support on the Web, or other product help and useful tips.
    • Exit. Click this option to close the application.
Advanced Install
  1. The following screen appears.
    Figure : Recommended Install – Advanced Install – Initial screen
  2. After the installer has prepared for the printing-system software installation, the Automatically check for updates screen appears.
    Figure : Advanced Install – Automatically check for updates screen
    The Automatically check for updates screen contains the following options:
    • Yes, please check for updates automatically (recommended). Select this option and click Next to ensure that the latest printing-system software is installed and to get notification of future software updates.
      No, I prefer to do this myself. Select this option and click Next to continue the installation without checking for the latest printing-system software.
  3. The Installation Options screen appears.
    Figure : Advanced Install – Installation Options screen
    Select the installation type and click Next. Follow the steps below for the selected Advanced Install installation type.
Recommended*
  1. Recommended*. If you select this option and click Next, the following screen appears.
    Figure : Advanced Install – Recommended* Install – Initial screen
  2. After the installer has prepared for the printing-system software installation, the License Agreement screen appears.
    Figure : Advanced Install – Recommended* Install – License Agreement screen
    The License Agreement screen contains the following options:
    • I Agree. Click this option to continue the installation. The Thank you for buying another HP product! screen appears.
    • I Decline. Click this option to cancel the installation.
  3. The Thank you for buying another HP product! screen appears.
    Figure : Advanced Install – Recommended* Install – Thank you for buying another HP product! screen
  4. Click Next. Complete the printing-system installation by following the instructions for an Easy Install. See Easy Install (recommended).
Custom (for advanced users)*
  1. Custom (for advanced users)*. If you select this option and click Next, the Custom Installation screen appears.
    Figure : Advanced Install – Custom (for advanced users)* Install – Custom Installation screen
    Select the printing-system software components that you want to install, and then click Next.
  2. After the installer has prepared for the printing-system software installation, the License Agreement screen appears.
    Figure : Advanced Install – Custom (for advanced users)* Install – License Agreement screen
    The License Agreement screen contains the following options:
    • I Agree. Click this option to continue the installation. The Thank you for buying another HP product! screen appears.
    • I Decline. Click this option to cancel the installation.
  3. The Thank you for buying another HP product! screen appears.
    Figure : Advanced Install – Custom (for advanced users)* Install – Thank you for buying another HP product! screen
  4. Click Next. Complete the printing-system installation by following the instructions for an Easy Install. See Easy Install (recommended).
Express USB Install
  note:
For USB installations, HP recommends installing the printing-system software before connecting the product to the computer (software-first installation). These instructions are for a software-first installation.
Use these instructions the first time that the printing-system software is installed.
Click the Back button in any dialog box where it is active to return to the previous dialog box. Click the Cancel button in any dialog box where it is active, to cancel the installation.
  note:
The sequence of dialog boxes might differ from what is shown here, depending on the product and the selected options.
To complete an express USB installation, follow these steps:
  1. On the initial CD browser screen, click Express USB Install. The following screen appears.
    Figure : Express USB Install – Initial screen
  2. When the Connect Your Device Now screen appears, make sure that the product is powered on and connect the USB cable.
    Figure : Express USB Install – Connect Your Device Now screen
  3. After the product is powered on and the USB cable is connected, the Device has been detected screen appears.
    Figure : Express USB Install – Device has been detected screen
  4. The product firmware is compared to the version that is on the printing-system installation CD. If the printing-system installation software detects an older version of firmware on the product, the following screen appears and the product firmware is automatically updated from the CD.
    Figure : Express USB Install – Auto Firmware Downloader screen
    After the product firmware is updated, the Continue button becomes active. Click Continue.
  5. The Test Page screen appears and a test page is printed by the product.
    Figure : Express USB Install – Test Page screen
    If the test page prints, click OK to continue. If the test page does not print, click Troubleshoot... to troubleshoot the installation problem.
  6. The Congratulations! screen appears.
    Figure : Express USB Install – Congratulations! screen
    The Congratulations! screen contains the following options:
    • Locate the User Guide. Express installation does not install the user guide onto the computer. Click this option to open the user guide on the CD. To access the user guide in the future, re-insert the CD. Product manuals are also available on the HP product support website.
    • Install More Software. Click this option to open the Install More Software screen.
      Figure : Express USB Install – Install More Software screen
      The Install More Software screen contains the following options:
      • Recommended Install. Click this option to install all the software for the product, including the user guide.
      • HP Easy Printer Care. Click this option to install HP Easy Printer Care software.
      • Back. Click this option to return to the previous menu.
    • More Information. Click this option to access product support on the Web, or other product help and useful tips.
    • Exit. Click this option to close the application.
Express Network Install
  note:
Use these instructions the first time that the printing-system software is installed.
Click the Back button in any dialog box where it is active to return to the previous dialog box. Click the Cancel button in any dialog box where it is active, to cancel the installation. Click the Help button in any dialog box where it is active to gain access to context-sensitive help.
  note:
The sequence of dialog boxes might differ from what is shown here, depending on the product and the selected options.
To complete an express network installation, follow these steps:
  1. On the initial CD browser screen, click Express Network Install. The following screen appears.
    Figure : Express Network Install – Initial screen
  2. The Identify Printer screen appears.
    Figure : Express Network Install – Identify Printer screen
    The Identify Printer screen contains the following options:
    1. Select from a list of detected printers (Recommended). If you select this option and click Next, the Firewall Notice screen appears.
      Figure : Express Network Install – Firewall Notice screen
      • If you click Next, the Searching screen appears.
        Figure : Express Network Install – Searching screen
        After the printing-system installation software has searched the network for the product, one of the following screens appears:
        • Printers Found.
          Figure : Express Network Install – Printers Found screen
          If you select Install a discovered network printer. (default), select the product to install from the list of discovered network printers, and then click Next, the Express Network Install – Initial screen appears and the printing-system software is installed. Then, the Test Page screen appears and a test page is printed by the product.
          If you click Search Again... the Searching screen appears.
          If you select the Help me find my network printer. and click Next, the Identify Printer screen appears.
        • Printer Not Found.
          Figure : Express Network Install – Printers Not Found screen
            note:
          The Printers Not Found screen contains the same options as the Identify Printer screen.
    2. Specify a printer by address. If you select this option the following buttons become active:
      • IP Address (IPv4) or Hostname. Select this option, type the TCP/IP address or hostname in the field, and click Next. The Firewall Notice screen appears.
      • Hardware Address (MAC). Select this option, type the hardware address in the field, and click Next. The Firewall Notice screen appears.
  3. The product firmware is compared to the version that is on the printing-system installation CD. If the printing-system installation software detects an older version of firmware on the product, the following screen appears and the product firmware is automatically updated from the CD.
    Figure : Express Network Install – Auto Firmware Downloader screen
    After the product firmware is updated, the Continue button becomes active. Click Continue.
  4. The Test Page screen appears and a test page is printed by the product.
    Figure : Express Network Install – Test Page screen
    If the test page prints, click OK to continue. If the test page does not print, click Troubleshoot... to troubleshoot the installation problem.
  5. The Congratulations! screen appears.
    Figure : Express Network Install – Congratulations! screen
    The Congratulations! screen contains the following options:
    • Locate the User Guide. Express installation does not install the user guide onto the computer. Click this option to open the user guide on the CD. To access the user guide in the future, re-insert the CD. Product manuals are also available on the HP product support website.
    • Install More Software. Click this option to open the Install More Software screen.
      Figure : Express Network Install – Install More Software screen
      The Install More Software screen contains the following options:
      • Recommended Install. Click this option to install all the software for the product, including the user guide.
      • HP Easy Printer Care. Click this option to install HP Easy Printer Care software.
      • Back. Click this option to return to the previous menu.
    • More Information. Click this option to access product support on the Web, or other product help and useful tips.
    • Exit. Click this option to close the application.

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