Complete HP Printer Setup and Installation Guide –

The HP printers are quick to install and easy to use printing devices. You can rely on HP printers to print flawless documents for office presentations or to prepare a school project and much more. However, the first step is to install the HP printer on your computer and download the printer drivers from the website Whether you have just bought a new printer or connecting the existing one to a new computer, you will have to follow the installation procedure.

The HP printers are known for wired and wireless network devices which makes them versatile equipment suitable for everyone. Moreover, you can do the self-installation as well by following the simple steps from this page. Whether you have an InkJet, DeskJet, OfficeJet, or Envy series or any other HP printer model, the installation and setup process is almost identical. Let’s begin and install the printer.

Prerequisites for your HP Printer setup –

Before the printer setup, you will need to collect a few things in advance to ease the printer installation procedure. Here is the list.

    The HP Printer
    Ink cartridges (Most HP printers comes with cartridges)
    A4 size papers
    Computer or laptop to connect with your HP printer
    Internet access to download drivers from the HP support website
    Ethernet cable for the wired router and USB cable during the printer setup

Ready with all these items? Now let’s proceed towards printer installation.

Steps for HP Printer setup and installation

These steps will cover every in-depth detail, starting from unpacking to the first printout. Whether you are installing the printer for the first time or doing it another time, you will get comprehensive knowledge about all the procedures.

Step 1. Initializing your HP Printer

Initializing your HP Printer

    Firstly, you will need to unbox your HP printer and keep it on a clean surface.
    Now remove all the in-box accessories which may include ink cartridges, power cord, print setup manual, feeder tray (pre-installed for few printer models), or power module. You can also visit the website to confirm the accessories.
    Further, you will need to remove the tapes, adhesives, and packaging material from your printer. Check the printer manual to be sure that you are not missing any printer component.
    Make sure to set up the router near your HP printer (maintain a 5 feet distance, with no obstruction in between).
    Take the paper stack (max 10-15 pages) and put them in the feeder tray. To fit the paper correctly, take the help of the guided clamps in the feeder tray.
    Now connect the power cable to your printer and the wall socket (avoid docking station).
    Turn on the power switch on your printer and set the preferences on your HP printer control panel. Adjust the date, time, set brightness, and language of your choice.

Step 2. Ink cartridge installation HP Printer

Ink cartridge installation

    Locate the ink cartridge access door on your printer and open it by using the guiding slots.
    Now, wait for your printer to be silent and carriage to slide at the center.
    Remove the ink cartridges from its packet. These cartridges come with most of the HP printers, and the installation process is although easy, but varies as per the printer models.
    Hold the cartridge by the sides, do not touch the copper contacts and remove the orange plastic tape.
    Insert the ink cartridge at the slot keeping the label up and nozzle down (look at the color coding on the area, while inserting each cartridge at their respective slots).
    A sharp click sound will confirm the correct ink cartridge installation.
    Now close the ink cartridge access door.

Step 3. Install the HP printer drivers and software from

The next step is to download and install the printer drivers on your laptop or computer. These drivers will help your printer to communicate with your computer by translating each other’s language. Here is how to install them.

Install the HP printer drivers and software

    Connect your computer to the internet.
    Now visit the website and download the HP Smart app from the home page. This app will assist you in print and scan operations or alerting you during a fault in your HP printer.
    Scroll down to the webpage and click Download Drivers.
    On the next page, enter your HP printer model under the “Identify your Product” section.
    After verifying your computer’s operating system, you need to click download the full package.
    Go to the download folder on your computer and search for HP printer files. Double-click over them to start installing the drivers.

Steps 4. Choose the connection type

After installing the drivers, your computer will now automatically detect the printer, and it will ask you the connection type. You can choose either a USB or wireless connection. Here we are providing you with both the ways to connect because some of the Mac devices do not have USB slots.
USB Connection Type

    During the drivers’ installation, when your system asks for the connection type, choose USB.
    Now connect one side of the USB cable to your computer and another end to your printer.
    Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the printer-computer connection.
    However, this step won’t connect you to the internet. To get the network connection, you will have to follow the below procedure. - 1-844-609-6674