How To Activate a HP Printer

How To Activate a HP Printer

What is a HP Printer?

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is a home electronics brand that focuses on computer-related products, including printers. They make a diverse range of printers like inkjet or laser, color or monochrome, all-in-one or print-only units, and even portable printers with a built-in rechargeable battery.1

How To Activate a HP Printer

To set up a printer for the first time, remove the printer from the box, connect the power cord, add printer to HP Smart, load paper, install the ink cartridges, and then align the printer. Note: If you are looking for the printer software, go to

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my computer to recognize my HP printer?

In Windows, search for and open Add a printer or scanner . Click Add a printer or scanner, and then wait for Windows to locate available printers. If your printer is found, click it, and then click Add device to complete the driver installation.

How do I set my HP printer to print?

How to Print

  1. Select the file you want to print and open the file so it appears on your computer screen.
  2. Press the Ctrl and P buttons on your keyboard at the same time.
  3. Once the printing pop-up menu appears on your computer screen, select the printer you intend to send the job to.
  4. If needed, modify your print settings.

How do I install my HP printer?

Visit the HP official website ( and go to the “Support” or “Drivers” section. Enter your printer model and select your operating system. Download the appropriate driver software for your printer. Run the downloaded software and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

How do I connect my HP printer to my computer via USB?

Set up a USB printer connection with a built-in driver (Windows)

  1. Make sure there is an open USB port available directly on your computer.
  2. Connect the printer USB cable to the computer.
  3. Search for and open Printers & scanners.
  4. Click Add a printer or scanner.

How do I install printer drivers?

Download and install the driver from the printer manufacturer’s website
Right-click Start , then select Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Printers & scanners. Open Printers & scanners.
Find the printer, select it, then select Remove.
After removing your printer, add it back by selecting Add device.

How to setup a printer?

If your printer connects by a wire, plug it into your device. It’ll connect automatically, your PC will download the right drivers, and you can use it right away. To connect a wireless printer, follow these steps: Select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners > Add a printer or scanner.

Where do I find my printer settings?

Windows 10: Right-click and select Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Right-click your product name and select Printer properties.

Why is my printer offline?

This can be caused by an error between your device or computer and the printer. Sometimes it maybe as simple as your cable not correctly attached or a simple error coming from a paper-jam. However a printer appearing as “ Offline ” error can also be down to problems with your printer driver or software.

How do I manually connect my HP printer to my laptop?

Plug the cable into your printer and your computer’s USB port. The direct linking should trigger your computer to recognize the printer and start up the software needed to complete the installation. If your computer is still unresponsive, make sure you have enabled automatic device installations.

Where is the WPS PIN on HP printer?

The WPS PIN is displayed on the LED screen of the printer when you trying to wirelessly connect your computer to it. This has nothing to do with your router. If your computer has located your network printer, then it will ask you for a WPS PIN. Just look for the generated PIN on your printer screen.

Why is my printer not printing?

Check that the connection is working – i.e. USB cable, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. Try printing from another device. This helps to identify if the problem is the printer or the client. If you’ve tried all the above and it’s still not working, uninstall and reinstall the printer software and drivers.