HP printer driver not available or printer not working after Windows update?

In this article, we have briefly explained how to fix the HP printer driver incompatibility issue. We also explain the solution for “HP printer not working in Windows 10 after update”.

Solution HP printer is not working

1. Fix “HP printer driver unavailable” error in Windows 10 and

In this section, we provide solutions for the in USA/Canada. HP printer driver not available error. You can also use the following solutions to fix HP printer driver not available in Windows 11/10/8/7.

Method A: Uninstall the printer driver.

First, click on Windows search menu and type “Run” to open the panel, type “devmgmt.msc” and click OK.


When the Device Manager window opens, double-click the Print Queues option to expand the category.

Next, right-click on the HP printer and select Remove Device.


Now check “Uninstall the driver software for this device” and click “Uninstall”. To do this, go to the control panel, type “appviz.cpl” and click “OK”.

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The Programs and Features window now appears. Select the driver program and uninstall the program from the printer.

Program and resources.

Finally, restart your computer to apply the changes.

Method B: Set the Default Printer

Simultaneously press the Windows logo key and the “R” key on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type “Panel” here and click “OK”.


From there, select Devices and Printers.

Tools and printers

Now from here right-click on your HP printer and select “Set as Default Printer”. Click Yes when prompted.

Set as default printer

A green check mark now appears on the HP printer. This indicates that your printer is now set to default.

So, by following these steps you will fix the HP printer driver not available error.

Method C: Update your printer drivers

Open the “Panel”.

From there, select Device Manager. device administrator

Now click on the print line to expand this section.

Then right-click on the printer name and select Update Driver from the menu. Update the driver.

Now a new window will open with two options. Select “Search automatically for updated driver software”. Then follow the on-screen instructions to update to the latest printer drivers.

However, if you have already downloaded the driver from the manufacturer’s support site, select “View driver software on your computer” and follow the on-screen instructions.

Automatic search is available.

Finally, wait a few seconds and the printer driver will update.

Method D: Run the Printer Troubleshooter

You can open the troubleshooter by doing the following:

First, press Windows key + “S” at the same time, type “Troubleshooting options” in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard to select another debugging option/advanced option. Run the debugger

Now click Start under the Printer option.Printer

Now select your printer and follow the additional instructions to resolve the issues found by the printer troubleshooter.

Method E: Update Windows.

First, press Windows + I keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open the Windows Settings option (you can also click Windows Search and type Update).

minimum phase window

Click the Update & Security button.

If Windows receives a new update, click the Install button and the update will start automatically. Support

Minimum update statusAfter the update is complete, restart your computer to see if the “HP printer driver is not available” issue in Windows 10 is resolved.

2. Check HP Printer Settings Problem

If your HP printer is not installed correctly, it will not work correctly. Therefore, you must uninstall and reinstall the printer.

Follow the steps below to uninstall your HP printer.

Click the Start button.

Then go to Settings and tap on Device.

touch the device

Now click on Printers and Scanners.

Click on Printers and scanners

From there, click on your printer model from the list.

Then click Remove device. Your printer has been uninstalled successfully.

Solution After uninstalling your HP printer, you must reinstall the driver on your computer.

Follow the steps below to reset the printer.

Click the Start button on your computer.

Then go to Settings.

Click Tools and select Printers and Scanners.in USA/Canada.

Under Printers and Scanners, select Printer Settings or Scanner Options.

Add printer and scanner

Complete the search for new items.

After the search is complete, a list of tools will appear. Select your device from the list and click “Add Device”.

By following these steps, you will be able to fix the HP printer driver error.

3. Check and fix the print spooler error

Sometimes Windows 10 update can cause the printer driver to stop working. It also complicates the printing process. However, this problem can be easily resolved by restarting the spooler service.

Please follow the steps below to restart the print spooler service, this will help to resolve the “HP printer driver” issue.

Press Windows + R keys below.

Type “services.msc” and click “OK”.

A new window will open. In this window, find the print spooler and double click on it.

Close the print spooler windows

A new small window will open. Now click the “Stop” button under “Service Status”.

close the gun

Then click the Start button and click OK.

Start the print queue

Still unable to fix HP printer driver, please run our scan tool.

Printer diagnostic tool

4. Diagnose and fix HP printer offline setup issues

If you do not have an HP printer driver, make sure “Use printer offline mode” is selected. To resolve this issue, you must select “Use printer offline” in the printer settings by doing the following:

Click the Start button on your computer and go to Settings.

Now select “Devices” and click on the “Printers and Scanners” option.

Click on Printers and scanners

Next, select the printer you are using.

Right click on the printer.

Click the “See What Posts” option from the dropdown menu.

Select the printer option in the upper left corner.

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A drop down menu will appear. Now select “Use printer offline”.

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5. The printer is connected to the wrong port – solution

If the printer is connected to the wrong port, the HP printer will not work in Windows 10 after the update. To re-enable the printer, you must configure the printer for the correct port.

This can be done with the following steps.

Click the Start button on your computer.

Then go to the settings section

Click on “Devices” and select the “Printers and Scanners” option.

Click on Printers and scanners

Now select the “Devices and Printers” option.

Select the printer you are using from the list of devices and right click on it.

Select Properties from the drop down menu.

Under Properties, select Edit General in USA/Canada. Properties.

Then select the “Ports” option and click the port next to the printer name.

select port

Then click Apply to complete the process.

6. Check, repair and clean up the print spooler file

The printer cannot work due to a buffer file error. So, follow the steps below to fix this error.

Go to the Windows Home search box, type “services” and open it.

HP printer driver not available or printer not working after Windows update in USA/Canada.

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