You can attempt several simple solutions if you have recently added a new HP printer to your home or if your present printer is not working properly or at all.
Below are various how-to solutions and a recommended automatic method with Driver Support for updating your HP printer drivers quickly and painlessly. In addition, HP printers are reliable and compatible with almost all major operating systems.
Some of the most common solutions to update the HP Printer Driver for Windows 10 are listed below.
Step 1: Go to Device Manager:
To Start Device Manager: Press and hold the Windows key, then press the R key (“Run”) to bring up the “Run” dialog box. In the dialog box, type "devmgmt.msc."
Step 2: Click the arrow to expand the categories "Print Queues" or "Printer."
Step 3: Right-click on the HP printer mentioned in this category.
Step 4: On the menu, select Update Driver.
Step 5: For updated driver software, select "Search automatically."
Note: If the driver is updated, you'll see a message that says, "The best driver software for your device is already installed." The HP print driver does not need to be updated in this case.
Step 6: After updating the print driver, restart your computer to ensure that the changes are fully implemented.
If this doesn't work, try one of the other options listed below.
Using the HP Support site, update your HP printer driver.
Step 1: You'll need some information about your printer (Product Name & Model ID, and what is your Windows operating system).
Also, depending on the Windows operating system you're running, the instructions below may differ significantly.
Note: To utilize these steps, you must be logged in as an administrator on the computer. There's a good chance you're already logged in as an administrator. You must know the name and password of an administrator account on the computer if you are not logged on with that account.
Step 2: You can then go to the HP support website when you've discovered these items on your printer for step 1.
Step 3: The Printer Drivers section can be found by navigating the HP Support site.
Step 4: You'll need to search for your "HP (your model name)" printer after you've found the correct section of the website.
Step 5: The printer driver page will load if the HP support site correctly locates your printer. After that, you'll need to locate the appropriate driver installation package for your Windows operating system.
Note: On these pages, you may find various download options, such as Firmware, Software-ePrint, Utility-Diagnostic Tools, and ultimately Driver packages (Full or Basic). Choose the suitable HP Printer Driver to install the printer you want to install on your Windows PC.
Step 6: Once the file has been downloaded, locate the.EXE (executable) file you received from HP and right-click or double-click it to start it.
Step 7: The installation should execute and discover your printer; but, this tool may not notify you of future driver updates, and you may need to configure your printer further to get it to work properly.
Remember that Driver Support can keep a record of your HP printer drivers for you as a service, ensuring that you always have the most recent versions.
Some HP printers are incompatible with Windows 10 and will cause problems if utilized on a Windows 10 system. To discover if your printer is supported and to download the appropriate software drivers, you can read the steps that are shown above.