If you have just purchased and installed an HP LaserJet 4000 printer in your home or office or the network may have has issues completing the configuration. The HP 4000 printer requires being set up before you try to print any documents from your PC if you’re using the Windows XP network. Setting up the printer to function with the Microsoft Windows XP system is something that you can do yourself and doesn’t need more hardware. To get step-by-step directions, you can call HP printer support number and consult with experts for the step-wise process. Also, follow these steps to configure your LaserJet printer.
Step 1 – Go to the Downloads web page for HP Software & Driver to download the latest release for your HP printer. Type the ‘HP LaserJet 4000’ in the search bar to find the printer software and drivers.
Step 2 – Click the printer driver when it shows on the screen. Once the dialog box appears, choose the ‘Run this Program from Its Current Location’ to set up the printer. If you’re having the WinZip installed on your PC, you may get an error about unzipping the driver file. At such time, click the ‘Unzip’ button. This way, the HP printer setup file will save to the computer to be set up.
Step 3 – Click the “Start” menu on your PC, followed by the ‘Control Panel’ icon to bring up the Control Panel window. Then, click the ‘Printers and Other Hardware’ tab, followed by the ‘Printers and Faxes’ icon.
Step 4 – Double-click the ‘Add Printer’ button. Once the printer setup wizard displays, click the ‘Next’ button to continue. Click the ‘Local Printer’ button and then deselect the check next to the ‘Automatically detect and install’ box. Click the ‘Next’ button. Next, click the ‘Create a new port’ link, followed by the ‘Local Port’ button.
Step 5 – Input the network path to your printer into the ‘Port Name’ box, which contains the printer name, server name like ‘\\myserver\myprinter’ for the path address. If you don’t know about this information, ask the technicians for assistance. Click the ‘Next’ button once completed.
Step 6 – Choose the ‘Have Disk’ option once the screen displays that prompts for the printer’s manufacturer. Click the ‘Browse’ button to find the printer driver that you have downloaded to your PC. When you find it and choose it, click the ‘Open’ button, followed by the ‘Next’ button to go to the next step to continue the directions and finish the configuration process.
After the setup, you need to take a test print with your HP LaserJet 4000 printer to make sure if it’s working correctly or not. However, if you get any trouble after setting up your printer and it doesn’t print your documents, then you can call HP printer support phone number and ask the techies to the step-by-step directions for configuring your HP LaserJet 4000 printer efficiently.