Fix HP Deskjet Printer Windows 10 Driver Issues

Camilla Mo, in Driver InstallTechnical Tips Tags: DriversHPPrintersWindows 10

After you upgrade the system to Windows 10, if your HP Deskjet printer doesn’t work as you expected or encounter problems, it most properly has driver issues. In this case, you need to fix the driver issues by updating the drivers.

 

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New system always has driver compatibility issues, especially for Windows 10. For many manufacturers, they have not released Windows 10 drivers, as Windows 10 was released not long ago. So HP may not release Windows 10 drivers for your printer model.

 

HP has declared that Most HP printers in use with Windows 7 or Windows 8 will continue to work smoothly without the need to reinstall drivers. If you upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8, your HP Deskjet printer should have worked with no problems. Or you may need to install the latest Windows 10 driver.

 

Following are the common HP Deskjet printers which have Windows 10 drivers. If your printer is one of them, it supports Windows 10. To quickly locate your printer model, hold down the CTRL and F keys.  In the search box that displays, type the printer model number and press Enter to find your printer.

 HP Deskjet 1000 J110a  HP Deskjet 1010  HP Deskjet 1510
 HP Deskjet 1000 J110b  HP Deskjet 1011  HP Deskjet 1511
 HP Deskjet 1000 J110c  HP Deskjet 1012  HP Deskjet 1512
 HP Deskjet 1000 J110d  HP Deskjet 1050 J410a  HP Deskjet 1513
 HP Deskjet 1000 J110e  HP Deskjet 1050 J410b  HP Deskjet 1514
 HP Deskjet 1000 J110f  HP Deskjet 1050 J410c  HP Deskjet 1517
 HP Deskjet 2000 J210a  HP Deskjet 1050 J410d  HP Deskjet 1610
     
 HP Deskjet 2000 J210b  HP Deskjet 1051  HP Deskjet 2020
 HP Deskjet 2000 J210c  HP Deskjet 1055 J410e  HP Deskjet 2130
 HP Deskjet 2000 J210d  HP Deskjet 1056 J410a  HP Deskjet 2132
 HP Deskjet 3000 J310a  HP Deskjet 2050 J510a  HP Deskjet 2134
 HP Deskjet 3000 J310c  HP Deskjet 2050 J510c  HP Deskjet 3540
 HP Deskjet 1110  HP Deskjet 2050 J510d  HP Deskjet 3520
 HP Deskjet 1111  HP Deskjet 2050 J510e  HP Deskjet 3521
 HP Deskjet 1112  HP Deskjet 2548  HP Deskjet 3522
     
 HP Deskjet 2510  HP Deskjet 2549  HP Deskjet 3524
 HP Deskjet 2511  HP Deskjet 2580  HP Deskjet 3526
 HP Deskjet 2512  HP Deskjet 3110  HP DeskJet 3630
 HP Deskjet 2514  HP Deskjet 3050  HP DeskJet 3632
 HP Deskjet 2520  HP Deskjet 3050A J611  HP DeskJet 3633
 HP Deskjet 3510  HP Deskjet 3070 B611a  HP DeskJet 3634
 HP Deskjet 3511  HP Deskjet 3070 B611b  HP Deskjet 3560
     
 HP Deskjet 3512  HP Deskjet 3070 B611c  HP Deskjet 4510
 HP Deskjet 2540  HP Deskjet 3110  HP Deskjet 4640
 HP Deskjet 2541  HP Deskjet 3510  HP Deskjet 5520
 HP Deskjet 2542  HP Deskjet 4720  HP Deskjet D1360
 HP Deskjet 2543  HP Deskjet 6520 Color Inkjet  HP Deskjet 2546P
 HP Deskjet 2544  HP DeskJet 3630  HP Deskjet 2546R
 HP Deskjet 2546  HP DeskJet 3632  HP Deskjet 2547
 HP Deskjet 2546B  HP DeskJet 3633  HP Deskjet 2548
   HP DeskJet 3634  HP Deskjet 2549

 

If your printer doesn’t have Windows 10 driver, you can check if it has additional drivers, which may be right for Windows 10.  The additional drivers are Basic driver, Universal Print Driver, PCL 6 driver, HP Enterprise driver, HP Host-based Plug and Play (PnP) driver

 

There are three methods below you can use to update the drivers. They are two traditional methods and one more effective method. 

 

Method 1:

Download the driver from HP  

 

Go to HP Customer Support – Software and Driver Downloads. Then enter your HP model number to find your product. After that, you will be directed to the download page. You can find the right drivers there.  If you can find Windows 10 driver, your printer definitely supports Windows 10. (example: j110a). Usually, you just need to double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver. If there is no Windows 10 driver, try the additional drivers.

 

1. Enter your HP Deskjet Printer model then click on Find my product button.

 

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2. Select System version as Windows 10, the click on Update button. 

 

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Method 2:

Use Windows Update to update the driver

 

Some printers have drivers installed through Microsoft Windows Update. So you can try updating the drivers through Windows Update.

Following steps are for your reference how to use Windows Update in Windows 10 to update drivers.

 

1. Click Start menu and click Settings.

 

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2. In Settings window, click Update & security.

 

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3. In UPDATE & SECURITY, click Windows Update in left pane.

   Click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.

 

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4. Click the link that tells you optional updates are available. (If you don’t see this link, it means Windows Update didn’t find any updates for your computer.)

5. Select the driver you want to install, click OK, and then click Install updates.

 

You need to update drivers manually by using Method 1 and Method 2. And it may take you a lot of time to find drivers and install the drivers. Following you will learn the most effective update method. 

 

Method 3:

Use Driver Easy to update the drivers automatically

 

Download the driver from HP or use Windows Update requires some computer skills and could take you much time. But with Driver Easy, you just need to click several clicks to download and install the driver. Driver Easy will detect all problem drivers in your computer, then download the new drivers. So it will find the right driver for your HP Deskjet printer. If it doesn’t find the driver, most probably is because your printer model doesn’t support Windows 10. You may need to replace a most current printer.

Driver Easy has Free version and PRO version. Both versions can be used to download drivers automatically. The Free version allows you to update all drivers with limited download speed. But with the PRO version, you can update all drivers by just clicking the mouse two times and enjoy full features. Moreover, you can enjoy free expert tech support guarantee and 30-day money back guarantee.

1. Click on Scan Now to detect all problem drivers in your computer.


2. Click Update All button to download and install all new drivers at a time.
 

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    • Ken

      why can’t I clear the queue?

  • james nelson

    all Chinese to me

  • Tom in Wichita

    Helpful website! Thanks

  • GP

    I have an HP Dekjet 3633. Brand new, works wirelessly with my laptop and Windows 7, doesn’t work wirelessly with new Dell Inspiron 3650.
    I tried linking with a cable to the desktop and it worked fine. tried again wirelessly to the desktop and NOTHING, again.
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  • Nick

    Hi there I have a HP laserJet 1320, Product No# Q5927A. Is this printer compatible with windows 10?????????
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    Is Officejet 5610xi Windows 10 compatible?
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  • Elizabeth Sellwood

    HP 4400 series printer is not supported for Windows 10? I can’t find a solution, in any event. Won’t buy a HP printer again. Second time for me when a great, functioning printer has had to be junked because of Windows upgrade.

    • camilla mo

      Hi Elizabeth Sellwood,

      You can try drivers for your model for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

  • subhash

    HP is useless costly product.
    Win 10 is even more useless

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    • Wilbert

      I’ve got the same problem. Did you fix it now?

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    • camilla mo

      Dear Dylan,

      This printer issue most probably is not caused by driver issues.
      Please check if the ink is enough. And check if the the cartridge works properly.

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