Installing the driver from the HP website
HP Officejet Pro 8740 printer Driver installation is pretty easy with the installation CD. If you do not have a CD to install the printer driver for your HP Officejet Pro 8740 printer, you can download it from the HP website. Even if you have a CD, you can use this for getting the updated software. Save the driver file from HP website to your local computer.
Now connect the computer to the printer.
Step 1: Turn on Wi-Fi Direct on the printer.
- In the printers with a control panel, if you touch the Wi-Fi Direct icon, the Wi-Fi Direct name and password will be displayed.
- In printers without a control panel, press information button. This will print a report which has the Wi-Fi Direct name and password.
- If there is no information button in the printer, press and hold the Resume button for a couple of seconds. This prints a report with Wi-Fi Direct name and password in it.
Step 2: The option for username and password will be displayed.
If you want to select a simple password, select the Automatic option. If you want to generate a secure and randomly generated password select Manual option. This, the users must obtain from the printer.
Step 3: Go to 123.hp.com/ojpro 8740
Step 4: Verify your printer model and click Download.
Follow the instructions on the screen so that the printer driver file will be saved in your computer.
Step 5: Run the driver file, and follow the onscreen instructions.
HP Officejet Pro 8740 printer Driver installation has been done succesfully.
You can print a test page to verify the same.