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

Introduction

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 Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads .

  4. Use one of the available methods to identify your printer model.

    The software and driver results page displays when the printer model is identified.

    Figure 1: Example of the Software and driver results page

    Image: Example of the Software and driver results window
  5. Check to see if your operating system is correctly identified. If your operating system is not correct, click Edit, select your operating system and version from the drop-down menus, and then click Update.

  6. Click Driver - Product Installation Software, and then click Download.

  7. If an HP Download and Install Assistant window displays, select Use HP Download and Install Assistant (Recommended) or Download only, and then click Next.

    Figure 2: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window

    Image: Example of the HP Download and Install Assistant window
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the driver to your computer.

  9. If you used the Download only method, open or run the driver file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

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