HP was one of the first companies to produce a laser printer for PCs, and most software products include drivers for HP printers. The printers are controlled through the drivers. Drivers use a language PCL (printer control language) to control the printer.

How I can download HP printer drivers for windows 10/8?

You can use the below-mentioned steps to download printer driver for window 10:

Step 1:  Set your window update to automatically download driver software

  • Search window for change device installation.
  • Click device installation settings control panel settings in the list of results.
  • It will open up device installation setting window.
  • Select Yes option.
  • Click Save Changes.

Step 2: Connect a printer to the computer

  • Connect your printer to the computer before starting the installation process.

Step 3: With the add printer wizard install the printer driver With wireless or wired connection (Window 10,8)

  • Click on the bottom left and in the search window type control panel.
  • Open the control panel.
  • Click on view device and printers.
  • Click add printer.
  • Choose a printer or device to add to this PC window.
  • If your printer is not showing up in the list, click on the next.
  • Follow on-screen instructions to install the drivers.
  • Click the printer I want is not listed.
  • With manual settings, select add a local printer or network printer.
  • Click next.
  • For a USB connected printer, Select a port that is used by your printer for e.g. USB001, and then click next.
  • Click on the window update and then wait for the printer driver to update.
  • Select HP, Hewlett-Packard, or Hewlett Packard in the Manufacturer pane.
  • In the printer pane, click the name of your printer.
  • If your printer is not in the list, click Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
  • If you can't find your printer is not in the list -> click the back arrow in the upper left corner of the window two times to return to the Find your printer by other options step, and then continue to the next step.
  • Select add printer using the hostname or TCP/IP address, Click next.
  • From device, type drop-down list selects Autodetect.
  • Type IP address into the box, click next.
  • Print a wireless network test report, to find the IP address.
  • Wait till the time your computer is connected to your printer.
  • Click next to install the printer driver.

Step 4: Print a document to check if printer drivers are installed successfully or not.

How I can download HP printer software?

You can follow the below-mentioned steps to download HP printer software:

  • Open a web browser from your device.
  • Go to https://123.hp.com/au/en/.
  • It will open up a window with a search bar to type your printer's model number.
  • Type model number in the search bar.
  • It will give you a download link for that specific model.
  • Go to downloads on your computer.
  • Double click the file.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer software on your computer.

How I can get technical support from HP?

  • Open a web browser from your computer.
  • Type https://support.hp.com/us-en/ in the address bar.
  • It will open a window with multiple options.
  • Click on the support.
  • Support will give you multiple options.
  • Click on the option that you are looking for.
  • For e.g., if you need assistance with support and troubleshooting.
  • It will give you multiple options, you can select a specific topic for e.g. if you need help how to set up and use a printer, click on that option and it will open up a new window with a set of instructions.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to fix your problem.

HP also provides you with a virtual agent to assist you with the multiple issues.

How I can install HP scanner software?

You can follow the below-mentioned steps to download and install HP scanner software:

  • Go to https://www8.hp.com/au/en/home.html.
  • Select support.
  • Go to software and drivers.
  • It will open up a new window.
  • In find your product option; enter the model of your printer.
  • Once it will figure out your item, it will direct you to a new window.
  • For e.g., if you want to download scanner software for HP Photosmart A310, type this model in the search option.
  • It will give you download and some other link.
  • Click o the download and follow the on-screen instructions to install the scanner software.

How I can add HP printer to my wireless network?

Connecting Automatically

  • Make sure that your computer and internet are compatible.
  • Search your printer's software, you can go to https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/ and type in your printer's model number, click Find, and click Download next to the top software entry.
  • Click on the file, It will open up the software file.
  • Turn on your printer.
  • Follow the instructions given on the screen until you reach the network section.
  • Select the network.
  • There will be two options available, click on the send my wireless settings to the printer.
  • Wait for your printer to connect.
  • Finish the setup process.

Connecting Manually

  • Make sure your printer is installed on the computer.
  • Turn on your printer.
  • Activate the touch screen if necessary.
  • Select set up.
  • Select Network.
  • Select wireless network wizard.
  • Select your network name.
  • Select network's password.
  • Select done.
  • Select OK, now you will be able to print over the wireless network.

What does HP printer offline means?

HP printer offline means your printer loses connectivity even when it is connected and operating. An Offline status generally indicates that the computer has failed to communicate with the printer. In some network conditions, the printer might get offline suddenly. The error may get displayed when Windows 8 diagnoses that the printer is unavailable, but unfortunately, most times it fails to tell whether the printer is really offline or if it has connectivity problems or printing errors.

How I can troubleshoot printer errors and bring my printer from offline to online?

There can be multiple reasons that why your printer is showing up offline. Here, we are listing some of basic and most helpful troubleshooting tips to bring your printer from offline to online.

You can follow the below-mentioned solutions to fix your printer:

Solution No. 1

  • Open and start control panel.
  • Click on view devices and printers.
  • Right click on your printer
  • Select printer properties.
  • Open the port tabs.
  • Select your printer.
  • Press configures the port.
  • Check SNMP status enabled.
  • If it's unchecked select it and see if you can connect to your printer.
  • Press ok.
  • Press close.

Solution No. 2

If it still did not work out.

  • Right click on your printer
  • Select set as a default printer.
  • Press ok.

Now your printer should be online if you are using a USB cable to connect to your printer.

 Solution No. 3

If it still did not work out.

  • Right click on your printer and choose remove printer.
  • Press yes.
  • Click on add printer.
  • Click on the printer that you want to listen.
  • Select add printer using TCP/IP address or hostname and then press next.
  • In hostname type your printer's IP address.
  • Press Next.
  • Wait for the window to find your printer.
  • Press next and your problem should be fixed.

    Solution No. 4

If that did not work out, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Open start and type: services.msc.
  • Open services.
  • Locate the printer spooler services.
  • Right click on printer spooler and select properties.
  • In startup type select automatic.
  • Press start.
  • Press applies and then OK.