Windows 11 Compatible HP Printers

Depending on your printer, a range of drivers might be available either from an HP website or through Windows.

To download software from HP, on the HP website, go to HP Software and Driver Downloads, enter your printer model, and then check for available drivers.

Note: If a driver is not available from HP, connect the printer to the computer with a USB cable. In most cases, Windows automatically detects the printer and installs the best available driver through the Add Hardware feature.

* HP Smart app (recommended): HP Smart provides software and drivers that offer full printing solutions. Use the HP Smart app to print, scan and copy files, print remotely, and more. Go to HP Smart – Microsoft Store to download the app.

* HP Easy Start: A guided printer installation that provides full feature or basic driver options for download. * Full feature driver download: HP provides full feature drivers containing HP Smart, HP Printer Assistant, or other drivers for printing, scanning, and faxing. * Basic driver download: The basic driver is smaller than the full driver, and it downloads quickly. It provides basic printing functions. However, for multifunction printers, it does not provide the software needed by most users to copy and fax from the computer and to use all the scanning features.

* HP Enterprise driver: Enterprise solutions are a subset of the full installation provided to corporate customers. The webpacks contain the installer, the print driver, and a scan driver, depending on the printer.

* HP Host-based Plug and Play (PnP) driver download: This driver lets you easily install and remove printer software by automatically determining which drivers support each device. The PnP software recognizes the hardware during initial system installation, recognizes PnP hardware changes that occur between system boots, and responds to run-time hardware events such as docking or undocking and device insertion or removal.

* Universal Print Driver download: HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) is an intelligent print driver that supports a broad range of HP LaserJet and multifunction printers. This advanced print driver can discover HP printing devices and automatically configure itself to the capabilities of the device (e.g., duplex, color, finishing, etc.).

* PCL 6 driver download: Developed by Hewlett-Packard as a printer protocol, Printer Command Language (PCL) has become a de facto industry standard. PCL 6 Enhanced features a new modular architecture that can be easily modified for future HP printer and includes faster return to application, faster printing of complex graphics, more efficient data streams for reduced network traffic, better WYSIWYG printing, improved print quality, and complete backward compatibility.

* Windows in-operating system driver: You do not need to download or install any software from HP. If an in-OS driver is available for your printer, Windows supports basic print capability with USB and network connections. Search Windows for and open Printers & Scanners, and then click Add a printer or scanner. If you are setting up a wireless printer, make sure it is connected to your local network first. Go to HP printer setup (Windows built-in driver) for more information.