Obtaining the latest HP device drivers
You can obtain the latest HP device drivers in either of the following ways:
Using the HP Update Utility
Using the HP Web site
To use the HP Update Utility:
Select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Update.
On the HP Welcome screen, click Settings and select a time when the utility should check for
software updates on the Web.
Click Next to immediately check for HP software updates.
To use the HP Web site:
Open your Internet browser, go to http://www.hp.com/support, and select your country or region.
Click the option for software and driver downloads, type your computer model number in the search
box, and then press enter.
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If you want a specific SoftPaq, enter the SoftPaq number in the search box, press enter, and follow
the instructions provided. Proceed to step 6.
Click your specific product from the models listed.
Click the Windows Vista® operating system.
When the list of drivers is displayed, click an updated driver to open a window containing additional
Click Install now to install the updated driver without downloading the file.
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Click Download only to save the file to your computer. When prompted, click Save and then select
a storage location on your hard drive.
After the file is downloaded, navigate to the folder where the file was stored, and double-click the
file to install.
If prompted to do so, restart your computer after the installation is complete, and then verify the
operation of the device.
Obtaining the latest Windows device drivers
You can obtain the latest Windows device drivers by using Microsoft® Update. This Windows feature
can be set to automatically check for and install updates for the Windows operating system and other
To use Microsoft Update:
Open your Internet browser and go to http://www.microsoft.com.
Click Security & Updates.
A device driver must be reinstalled