FIX: HP PRINTER DRIVER NOT AVAILABLE

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With the help of the HP printer driver, you can perform any kind of task that your HP printer supports. All the printer tasks can comply with just a few clicks away. In this article, we have the steps for you to download the printer driver from HP’s official website.

You know that the HP printer driver plays an essential part in performing tasks from a computer. It helps to receive a command and then instructs the printer on what task to perform. But, there are also times when the HP printer driver might malfunction, leading to some driver issues. Let us see how to fix the HP Printer Driver Not Available issue.

There can be possible reasons why the printer driver to not be available. Some are,

  • An outdated driver
  • An Outdated OS
  • Incompatible OS version 

The simple and common solution to fix the HP’s unavailable printer driver is to update, install or reinstall the proper printer driver. The uninstallation and installation steps are the only ways to update the printer driver.

Make sure the printer driver you are using for the HP printer is compatible with the OS on your computer.

Check if the installation happens without any error.

Always make sure to update the printer driver at regular intervals.

Check for the updated printer firmware from the HP support page (possible cause for the driver to not be available).

Fix 1: Update Driver

Windows:

Uninstall Driver:

  • Open the Settings window (Windows + I).
  • Click the Apps option.
  • A window will open with all the apps.
  • Select the HP printer driver and click the Uninstall button.

Update Driver:

  • Open the HP printer support page.
  • Click the Software, Drivers and Firmware tab on the left pane.
  • If you want to choose Windows, click the Choose a different OS option.
  • Select Windows from the Operating System drop-down list and the version; click the Change button.
  • Click the Driver-Product Installation Software section.
  • Click the Install button for the HP Smart app.
  • The Microsoft Store will now open.
  • Click the Install button for the HP Smart app.

Fix 2: Firmware Update

Since it is an HP printer, the firmware update process is quite simple. With the help of the utility software called HP Smart, you can do so. 

(Skip to the firmware update steps if you have HP Smart installed)

Download HP Smart

  • Open the support page for the HP printer
  • Click the Software, Drivers and Firmware tab.
  • Click the Install button.
  • The HP Smart app will be downloaded to your computer.

Add HP printer to HP Smart

  • Open the HP Smart app.
  • Click the + button to add the HP printer to HP Smart.
  • Complete the installation procedure.

Update Firmware

Finally, here are the steps to update firmware for the HP printer.

  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Select Advanced Settings.
  • Click Tools > Printer Updates.
  • Click the Check Now button.

If firmware updates are available, they will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Follow the simple steps to update the driver or perform a firmware update to ensure that the HP printer driver becomes available again. If you can’t resolve the HP Printer Driver Not Available error, Click the Call button on this page and contact our technical experts to help you resolve the issue.