Printers are fairly low-maintenance peripheral hardware devices as long as you regularly update their drivers. This is because most printer errors (this is true for Hewlett Packard printers too) occur due to issues with printer drivers. So, it wouldn’t be in any way incorrect to say that regular updating of HP printer drivers keeps your HP printer in good working order.
With the importance of updating HP printer drivers understood, let us take a look at two different methods through which you can update them.
How to update HP Printer Driver
Using a driver maintenance application
The fastest way to update HP Printer Drivers is by using a reliable and advanced driver update tool. With a good driver update tool you can update your HP Printer Drivers with just a few mouse clicks.
Updating Drivers manually
If you wish, you can also update your HP printer drivers manually. This process, however, can be considerably more time-consuming and tedious than the former.
To update HP Printer Drivers manually, perform the following steps:
- Note down the details of your HP printer
- Open your web browser and log on to HP official’s website
- Search for the latest drivers for your HP printer
- If found, download and install them
We mentioned above that most HP printer errors occur due to driver-related issues which can be fixed and prevented by updating HP printer drivers. However, some HP printer drivers occur due to other reasons. Let us take a look at two such errors and their solutions.
Fix HP Printer e8 error
HP users have claimed following the steps below fixes the e8 error:
- Turn off your HP printer
- Disconnect the power cord
- Reconnect the power cord and turn on your HP printer after 30 seconds
The error should not occur again.
Fix HP Printer 79 error
This error usually occurs with HP LaserJet 2605dn printers. The “79 error” is a critical Firmware error. To fix the issue, you must download the Firmware and then reinstall it. The Firmware should be available on the HP official website. So log on to it, locate the Firmware, download it, and reinstall it.
It is possible that the said errors may not be fixed using the steps listed here. If this happens to you, we recommend you contact HP Support. Alternatively, post your question below and our community of experts will try to help.
judy symms says
I have a printer and all I want is printer driver for laserjet 5 being disable I cannot afford to renew printer be you withdrawen the drivers for it and being disabled I cannot afford to keep buying hard be you say it old please send me a driverforhp laserjet 5 for windows 7 or xp
Hi Judy – do you mean that HP no longer supply the Drivers? You could try our Driver Update Tool http://www.drivers.com/update_hp_drivers_main/ – click the ‘download now’ link. This will automate any Driver updates so you don’t need to worry about them again.