new Hp pentium laptop with windows 10 s mode, wont add my older Hp deskjet 1056 all in one printer(about 5 yrs old). messages, offline or cant find printer. tried removing and re-adding the printer. it is a corded printer, i connected it to laptop with a usb cord. ive heard if im in safe mode i cant print but im affraid to take it off safe mode. do i need to download a driver for the printer or just purchase a new wireless printer?
If the printer software exists in Programs and Features - uninstall it and Restart the computer > Log in
Check to make sure your Windows Updates are current - and check that Windows is not waiting to Restart after having already installed recent Updates.
Make sure your Security Software is not blocking the installation, too. This is not at common as other issues - it can happen.
Printer Software – Blocked in Security Software
Check your Security Software to make sure the printer software is not being blocked. Most Security software will allow you to make an exception for applications / software you want to use on your computer.
If you make changes to the security software setup, Restart your computer and log in.
Be sure to CHECK the features on any printer you might purchase. Compare before you buy.
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