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Installing Printer Software for a USB Connection in Windows 8 for the HP LaserJet 1018, 1020, 1022, P1005, P1006, P1007, P1008, and P1505 Printer Series


This document describes how to download and install the HP Host-based Plug and Play (PnP) Basic driver for your HP printer.

NOTE: If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.

Install the printer software in Windows 8 for a USB cable connection by downloading the HP LaserJet Host-Based Plug and Play package

Follow these steps to download and install the HP printer software using the HP Host-based Plug and Play (PnP) Basic driver.

NOTE: If you previously connected the USB cable, right-click the Start button () in the lower left corner of the screen, click Control Panel, click Devices and Printers, right-click the printer icon (), and then click Remove device.
  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.

  3. Go to HP Drivers & Downloads .

  4. If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:

    1. In the Enter product name or number field, type your printer model or number.

    2. In the Questions or keywords field, type driver, and then press Enter.

      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.

    3. Next to the image of your printer, click the name of your printer.

      Figure 1: Example of the link to your printer homepage

      Image: Example of the link next to your printer homepage
    4. On the HP support site, click Drivers.

  5. Select your operating system, and then click Next.

    A list of drivers and other downloads display.

  6. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver - Product Installation Software.

  7. Click Download next to the full feature software and driver listed, and then follow the prompts to save the driver to your computer.

  8. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

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