How to Install an HP Printer for a Mac

By Greg Lindberg

Installing an HP printer for a Mac is a simple process. HP printers are typically used with Windows operating systems, but they can also be installed easily on a Mac operating system. This article uses the HP Photosmart C4400 All-in-One as an example, but other HP printers have a similar installation process.

Things You'll Need

  • HP Photosmart C4400 All-in-One printerMac OS X v10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5

Step 1

Turn on your HP Photosmart C4400 printer and connect the printer's USB port to the USB port on your Mac computer. Insert the installation disc into your Mac's disc drive.

Step 2

Click on the HP Installer icon in the HP Software popup box. The HP Installer box will appear. Click on the "Continue" button.

Step 3

Read the software license agreement and click on the "Save" button if you want to save the agreement to your hard drive. Click on the "Continue" button, then click on the "Agree" button.

Step 4

Select the printer from the "Select the Device to Install" screen and click on the "Continue" button. Click the "Yes" button in the "HP Customer Participation" popup. The printer will now be installed to your computer.

Step 5

Click on the "Open" option to determine where you want the printer software to be stored on your hard drive and if you want an icon for it on your desktop. Click on the "Continue" button to see the summary screen. You can close out of the installation and begin printing.

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