HP printer setup (USB cable)

How to set up your HP printer using a USB cable : Windows, Mac, Chromebook

Setting up your printer for a USB connection is a simple process that can be done on a Windows computer, Mac, or Chromebook.

Download the HP Smart app, and then follow the instructions to set up a USB connection in Windows.

  • If you already connected the printer USB cable to your computer, disconnect it, and then remove the printer from your computer.
    Search for and open Printers & scanners, and then select the name of your printer from the list. Click Remove device, click Yes, and then restart the computer.
  • Make sure an open USB port is available on your computer. Do not connect the printer to a USB hub or docking station as the printer might not receive enough power to operate properly.
  • Go to HP Smart – Microsoft Store and install the HP Smart app.
  • Open the app, and then follow the guided installation to complete the setup. If the setup does not begin automatically, click the Plus sign to add your printer.

How to Set Up an HP Printer With a USB Cable on a Mac

Download the HP Smart app, and then follow the instructions to set up a USB connection in macOS.

  • If you already connected the printer USB cable to your computer, disconnect it, and then remove the printer from your computer.
    Click the Apple icon , click System Preferences, and then click Printers & Scanners, Print and Scan, or Print and Fax. Select the name of your printer, click the Minus sign, and then restart the computer.
  • Make sure an open USB port is available on your computer. Do not connect the printer to a USB hub or docking station as the printer might not receive enough power to operate properly.
  • Go to HP Smart – Mac App Store and install the HP Smart app.
  • Open the app, and then follow the guided installation to complete the setup. If the setup does not begin automatically, click the Plus sign to add your printer.

How to set up your HP printer with a USB cable on your Chromebook

Connect the USB cable, and then set up the USB connection in Chrome OS.

  • Connect the printer USB cable to the computer.
  • On the computer, click the clock in the bottom-right corner, and then click the Settings icon .
  • Scroll down and select Advanced.
  • Under Printing, click Printers, and then click Add Printer.

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