HP Smart Tank 7301 is an All-in-One printer that comes with color ink tanks to improve your productivity. As this printer supports wireless connectivity, you can connect any wireless device to it. If you have a new HP Smart Tank 7301 printer, continue reading the information given on this page to complete the HP Smart Tank 7301 Setup setup.



The basic printer setup involves hardware setup and software setup. Let’s see how it is done.

Hardware setup:

  • To begin with, take out your printer from the package.
  • Check the printer components and start removing the packing materials.
  • Next, connect your printer to a wall outlet using the power cord that came with your printer package.
  • Turn the printer on. Set your preferences on the control panel.
  • Open the ink access door and wait for the carriage to become idle.
  • Open the ink tank covers and start filling the tanks using the provided ink bottles.
  • Once the ink tanks are full, close the tank covers.
  • Open the printhead cover and insert both the color and black printheads into the carriage.
  • Lower the ink access door and proceed to load the paper.
  • Open the input tray and slide apart the paper guides.
  • Insert a stack of legal plain paper into the tray and adjust it with the paper guides.
  • Refix the tray into the printer and start aligning the printheads.

Software setup:

  • The HP Smart Tank 7301 printer doesn’t come with a software installation disc. So, you have to get the driver from the official HP site and install it on your computer.
  • On Windows, remove any previously installed HP printer driver before starting the software setup.
  • Once you have downloaded the driver, run the setup file and carry out the instructions in the setup wizard to complete the software setup.


You can quickly download the driver for your HP Smart Tank 7301 printer by clicking the Driver Download button on this page. If you want to get the driver from the official HP site, follow these steps.

  • On your computer, launch the default browser and ensure that the Internet connection is stable.
  • Go to the official HP site.
  • Input your printer’s model number in the search field and hit the Enter key.
  • Navigate to the left-side panel and click the Software, Drivers and Firmware tab.
  • Click on the Choose a different OS link at the top of the page.
  • Select your OS version and click Change.
  • Choose the required software from the available list and click Download.
  • Wait until the download is completed.


Installing the HP Easy Start software:

  • The HP Easy Start software is available for download on the official HP site. You can get the driver and save it to your computer folder.
  • Run the setup file to begin the installation.
  • Agree to the EULA and connect your printer to your computer.
  • On the Printer found screen, check if your printer is detected.
  • If your printer’s name is not in the list, click the My Printer is Not Shown button and follow the instructions in the setup wizard.
  • Once the printer is detected, install the required software by selecting them in the setup wizard.
  • Add and register your printer.
  • Finally, print a test page to verify the printer functionality.


Before starting the wireless setup:

  • Place your printer closer to your router.
  • Verify if you have completed the basic printer setup.
  • Ensure that your printer is loaded with enough paper.
  • Turn on your devices.
  • Connect your PC to your local wireless network.

Wireless setup using WPS:

  • Go to your printer control panel.
  • Press and hold the Wi-Fi button for at least 3 seconds.
  • Within 2 minutes, move to your router and press the WPS button to start the WPS operation.
  • Wait for your printer to get connected to your wireless network.

Wireless setup using HP Smart:

  • On your computer, download and open the HP Smart app.
  • Sign in to the app using your HP account.
  • If you don’t have an HP account, create a new one.
  • Proceed to the instructions in the HP Smart app to make the printer detected.
  • If your printer is not detected, select the Wireless option as your connection type.
  • Finish the wireless setup by printing a test page from the HP Smart app.


USB setup using the HP Easy Start software:

  • Download and install the HP Easy Start software on your computer.
  • Verify if your printer and computer are turned on.
  • Run the HP Easy Start software and accept the license agreements.
  • Click Continue and connect your printer to your PC.
  • Check if your printer is detected on the Printer found screen.
  • Click the My Printer is Not Shown button if your printer is not detected.
  • Complete the rest of the instructions in the HP Easy Start software and add your printer to the PC.


  • To begin with, turn on the printer and load some plain paper into the paper input tray.
  • Set the correct paper settings and then connect the printer to your PC.
  • Install the printer software and restart your PC.
  • Open the print application and the image or document you want.
  • Click File –> Print. Doing so will open the Print dialog box.
  • Choose your printer’s name in the Print dialog box.
  • Specify the required print settings and click Print to complete the print setup.


HP provides quality copies with its unbeatable scanner. If you wish to learn how to set up your HP Smart Tank 7301 printer for making copies, continue reading the instructions below.

  • First, turn on the copier and wait until it is ready.
  • Next, load the paper input tray with enough paper.
  • Open the scanner lid and place the original document.
  • If necessary, you can also insert the original document into the document feeder.
  • Go to your printer’s control panel and press either Black Copy or Color Copy.

Now, the copying starts. To make more copies, press the Copy button multiple times.


Scanning is made easier in the HP Smart Tank 7301 printer. As this printer supports a document feeder, you can make use of it to load your original documents. Continue reading the steps given below to complete the scan setup for your HP Smart Tank 7301 printer.

  • Turn the printer on and check if you have completed the basic setup.
  • Connect your printer and computer via a USB cable or over a wireless network
  • Next, place the original document on the scanner glass.
  • If necessary, you can also insert the original document into the document feeder.
  • Install the HP printer software and open it on your computer.
  • Click Scan followed by Scan a Document or Photo.
  • Click on the More link in the Scan dialog box.
  • Specify the scan settings you need or create a new scan shortcut.
  • Choose your printer’s name from the drop-down menu and click Scan to start scanning the original document.
  • Now we have seen the complete HP Smart Tank 7301 Setup guide. Follow the below steps for troubleshooting.


Is your printer not working as expected? Troubleshoot the issue after identifying the actual cause. Some common printer problems are:

  • Paper jam
  • Printer Offline
  • Scanning issue
  • Copying issue
  • Wireless connection issue
  • Printing issue

These problems can be fixed quickly with the correct troubleshooting steps. Before you engage in troubleshooting, identify the actual cause. To help you with that, we have dedicated technical experts. All you go to do is click the Call button on this page. To troubleshoot your printer issue in detail, go through the steps given on this page.


Do you find your printer status offline on your computer? It usually happens when your computer cannot communicate with the printer. There is nothing to worry about. You can still fix it with these troubleshooting solutions.

Solution 1: Check the printer connection

  • Start by checking the connection between your printer and computer.
  • If the USB cable is not firmly connected between the devices, you can’t fix the offline issue.
  • In case your printer and computer are connected over a wireless network, check the wireless connection status.
  • Check if the printer is turned on and connected to a stable power supply.
  • If the connection issue persists, run the HP Print and Scan Doctor diagnostic utility.

Solution 2: Disable Use Printer Offline

  • On your Windows computer, navigate to Control Panel.
  • Click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Locate and select your printer’s icon from the available list.
  • Right-click the printer icon and select the See what’s printing option.
  • Click the Printer tab and deselect the Use Printer Offline option from the drop-down list.
  • Cancel the pending print jobs and check if the problem is resolved

Solution 3: Set printer as default

  • Open the Control Panel app and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Right-click your printer’s icon and select the Set as default printer option.
  • You can now see a green checkmark on your printer’s icon.
  • Check if the status is changed to online.
  • If your printer status is still offline, restart the Print Spooler service.


The printing issue is common in printers and can happen due to various factors. In most cases, the problem seems to occur due to improper print and paper settings. To troubleshoot the printing problem in detail, follow the steps given below.

  • Ensure that your printer is turned on.
  • Next, check the USB or Wi-Fi connection between your printer and computer.
  • You can make use of the HP Print and Scan Doctor diagnostic tool to fix the printing issues quickly.
  • All you got to do is run the diagnostic tool, select your printer, and click Fix Printing.
  • If the printing issue persists, check if you have loaded enough paper into the paper input tray of your printer.
  • Verify the paper settings on the printer control panel.
  • On your computer, open the Print dialog box and check if your printer’s name is selected.
  • Click on Properties or Preferences and check if the print settings are correct.
  • If necessary, modify the print settings.
  • When no troubleshooting resolves the printing issue, reinstall the printer driver.


  • If paper is jammed inside your printer, the first thing you should do is turn off the printer.
  • Wait a few minutes. This will let the printer cool down.
  • Open the front door of your printer and check for the jammed paper.
  • Remove the jammed paper, if any.
  • Close the ink access door and the front door.
  • Restart your printer and retry to print your document.
  • If the paper is jammed again, open the paper input tray. Reload the paper stack.
  • Ensure that you have inserted the printer-supported media for printing.
  • Remember not to adjust the paper stack tightly with the paper guides.
  • Check the paper settings and clean the paper path.

The above steps should fix the paper jam error on your HP Smart Tank 7301 printer. Now we have learned how to perform HP Smart Tank 7301 Setup and how to troubleshoot it.