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Below we offer you instructions that will help you install the driver for the equipment for the above systems. You can also
How to install a driver on Windows 10
The HP LaserJet 5L driver is one that is manually installed on your computer. In this case, you do not need to download a special utility – the necessary software is already preinstalled on the computer, you just need to activate it.
To activate the driver, first go to the “Start” – “Control Panel”. If you have Windows 10 installed, you can find the required option in the search.
Going to the “Control Panel”, look at the item “Hardware and Sound”. Under it there is a sub-item “View devices and printers”. He is what we need.
Before us is the entire list of already installed printers and other devices. To add a new one, click on “Add Printer”. This will launch the Add Printer Wizard.
The program that starts next will start looking for devices that need to be connected to the PC. To save time, we do not wait for the search to end, but immediately click on “The required printer is not in the list.”
Then the program will offer you to search for a printer by other parameters. There are only five of them. We select the latter – “Add a local or network printer with manually specified parameters” and click on “Next”.
In the window with the choice of the printer port, click simply “Next”. If you have already connected the printer to your computer, the program will automatically determine the correct port. If not, then after installing the driver, the pores will be found when the device is connected.
Now we have a list of models and printers. If you have the Internet, click on “Windows Update”. If the printer is connected, the computer will try to update the driver itself. This takes approximately 10 minutes.
It is very easy to find the driver manually. We are looking for “HP” among manufacturers, and for printers we are looking for the LaserJet 5L model we are interested in. Having noted the brand and model, we move on.
It is not necessary to change the printer name, so click on “Next”.
Driver installation takes a few minutes.
Upon successful installation, you will see the following window. Click “Finish”.
Go to “Devices and Printers” again. Now our model is also on the list. We select it, and in the context menu, click on “Remove device”.
We confirm our actions in the window that appears.
We connect the printer to the computer, after turning it on. The drivers will be updated automatically and the printer will begin to function.