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How do I get my new printer to show up on my desk top as a short cut link?

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I just want to know how to get my new printer to show up on my desktop screen as a short cut

 

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@Fred1980 

 

Mystery printer...

 

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In general, the following might be relevant to "new printer"...

 

If you have not done so, download-save-install the Full Feature Software / Full Driver for the printer

 

If using USB cable between the printer and the computer, disconnect the cable.

 

  HP Easy Start Printer Setup Software

 

  • Download-and-Save the printer software (Full Feature Software / HP Smart / Easy Start)
  • Right-Click on the downloaded package and "Run as Administrator" to start the installation
  • Reminder:  If using Easy Start, select the Full Driver

 

  About 2/3 of the way through the setup, you will be given the opportunity to select the software - select the "Full" driver set (as opposed to the basic driver).

 

If using USB:  Connect the cable when instructed to do so (near the last part of the driver installation)

 

After the software is installed, Restart the computer and log in.

 

Full driver provides print and scan functions (even if HP Smart proves to be stubborn).

 

What else?

 

HP Smart for Windows

 

HP Smart is an application available in the Microsoft Store

 

Learn how to use HP Smart on your Windows 10 computer.

Open the Software and Drivers Support Website for your printer > Check the Box Get the App

OR

HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Windows 10)

NOTES: 

  • Website includes the HP Smart software for Windows and Mobile devices, plus an FAQ section to assist with questions / issues
  • Latest versions of HP Smart require that you be signed into the application

 

 

Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

 “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Manuals > User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

Open Support Home

Enter the name of your HP device

 

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