Many sleek and small notebooks and netbooks are being sold without optical drives, which means you have to find an alternative to installing software and applications from CDs. Fortunately installing an HP Printer like the PhotoSmart 7150 without a CD is easy. In fact, even some who have the printer CD with them prefer this method because of its convenience. You simply download the driver and install it on your computer.
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Visit the HP Support website by clicking the link provided under Resources on this page. This link will take you to the page where you can download the appropriate drivers required for installing the HP PhotoSmart 7150 printer without using its disc.
Select your “Operating System” on the page. As the new page opens, click the link below the title “Driver.”
Click the big “Download” button on the next page. Save this file to any folder or desktop of your hard drive.
Right-click the downloaded file and “Unzip” or “Extract” it.
Select “Install HP Photosmart Printer Series software.” Now follow the onscreen instructions to carry out the installation process.
Tips and warnings
- Your printer should be disconnected from the computer during installation.
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