Installing an HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer With a Download

By Ruri Ranbe

As the market share for tablets and ultrabooks increases, so changes the landscape of modern computing; notebook manufacturers are phasing out optical disc drives, requiring companies to find alternative methods to install software. HP fortunately provides software for its products on its official website; business users who no longer have the installation media for the Deskjet F4280 or who are without an optical drive can download the appropriate drivers from HP.

Navigate to the HP Deskjet F4280 Support page from a Web browser (link in Resources). Click "Drivers and Downloads."

Choose "Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit)" or "Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)" from the drop-down menu and then click "Next."

Click "Driver -- Product Installation Software" and then click "Download" to save the full-feature software to the PC. If you don't see a "Download" button, click "HP Deskjet Full Feature Software and Drivers" or "More Details" and then click the hyperlink under the Release Details section.

Open the EXE file when the download completes to launch the installer. Click "Install."

Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer to the computer. HP prompts you near the end of setup to restart the computer; the installer recommences after reboot.