How To Install HP Photosmart 7520 Printer?

Setting up an HP printer is quite simple than you think. The HP we are talking about here --- HP Photosmart 7520 --- supports Automatic duplexing and so you can print any duplex document. This printer also supports printing from a memory device or a USB drive. If you are going to install HP Photosmart 7520 printer for the first time, follow these steps.

Unboxing Setup

Install HP Photosmart 7520 Printer
  • Unpack the printer and take out the printer supplies.
  • Remove all the protective tapes from the printer.
  • Connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the supplied power adapter and turn on the printer.
  • Go to the printer’s control panel and choose your desired language.
  • Tap Yes to confirm your selection and choose your country or region from the Set Country/Region menu.
  • Next, tap the Setup button to continue the basic setup.
  • Set the date & time using the navigation keys and tap OK.
  • Load a stack of legal plain paper into the main input tray and adjust them with paper width guides.
  • Open the ink cartridge access door and start installing the ink cartridges after removing the protective caps from the carriage and the orange cap from the ink cartridge.
  • After installing all the ink cartridges into the ink carriage and completing the ink cartridge alignment, tap the OK button.
  • Install the printer software on your computer by downloading the latest printer software from the official HP site.
  • After completing the driver installation, verify the printer functionality.


You can download the HP Photosmart 7520 printer’s driver by clicking the Driver Download button available on this page. The steps to install HP Photosmart 7520 printer for downloading the driver are given below.

  • First, make sure that you have removed the previously installed HP printer drivers on your computer if any.
  • Next, open the default browser after ensuring that you have a standard internet connection on your computers.
  • Visit the official HP site and enter your printer’s model number in the search panel to open the support page for your HP printer.
  • Click the Software, Drivers and Firmware tab. Usually, HP will detect your computer OS automatically.
  • If your computer OS is not detected automatically, click on the Choose a different OS link and choose your OS version from the pull-down menu.
  • Next, select the required printer driver from the displayed list and click the Download button.
  • After completing the download, verify whether the installer file is present in the Downloads folder on your computer.


Installing the Windows built-in printer driver:

  • Before installing the built-in printer driver on your Windows computer, connect the printer to your computer using a standard USB cable.
  • Next, click the Start menu and type ‘change device installation settings’ in the search panel.
  • From the search result, click the Device Installation settings tab.
  • Select the Yes option in the Device installation settings window and click the Save Changes button.
  • Verify that you have a standard Internet connection on your computer.
  • If the Found new hardware window pops-up, carry out the on-screen prompts to install the printer driver.
  • Otherwise, open Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab. 
  • Click the Add a printer tab in the Devices and Printers window.
  • Next, select your printer’s name if your computer detects the printer automatically.
  • If your printer’s name is not listed in the Add a device window, click on The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  • Following that, choose the Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings option and click Next.
  • Choose the USB port and click Next.
  • Click on Windows Update and wait until the printer drivers are updated.
  • Choose HP from the Manufacturer panel and select your printer’s model number in the Printers panel.
  • Click Next and finish the driver installation with the help of the on-screen prompts.


Simple guidelines to install HP Photosmart 7520 printer for wireless setup.

  • Before starting, place your printer near your router to reduce Wi-Fi interference.
  • Turn on the printer and your router. Verify whether you have completed the basic printer settings.
  • If necessary, restore the network settings to factory defaults.
  • Identify the wireless credentials of your router such as wireless network name (SSID) and network key.
  • On the printer’s control panel, tap the Wireless icon and choose the Wireless Setup Wizard option from the Network Setup menu.
  • Choose your wireless network name (SSID) from the displayed list and enter the network key.
  • Tap OK and wait until your printer is connected to your wireless network.
  • Once your printer is connected to the wireless network, run the driver installation on your computer connected to the same wireless network.
  • Complete the setup for a wireless connection by following the on-screen prompts.


  • Check if you have connected your printer to your computer using a USB cable. If yes, disconnect it first.
  • Turn on your printer and the computer.
  • Install the HP Easy Start software on your computer and follow the on-screen prompts.
  • Choose the USB connection option as your connection type.
  • When you are prompted to connect your printer to the computer, connect a standard USB cable between the printer’s USB port and the computer’s USB port.
  • Wait until the installation wizard detects your printer.
  • Once your printer is detected, install the required printer driver and complete the driver installation.
  • Finally, print a test page to check the connection between your printer and computer.


Using the HP Smart app:

  • Connect your mobile device to a local wireless network and open the default browser.
  • Visit the official HP site and download the HP Smart app.
  • After completing the download, launch the app and select the Set Up a New Printer option.
  • If the HP Smart app detects your printer, continue setting up your printer.
  • If your printer displays the Set Up message, tap on your printer’s icon and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the printer setup using your mobile phone.
  • If the HP Smart app fails to detect your printer, tap the Add Printer button and choose your printer’s name from the displayed list.
  • After completing the setup, print/scan any documents to verify the printer functionality.


The HP Photosmart 7520 printer can print, copy, scan, and fax your documents. Using the Automatic Document Feeder on this printer, you can load multiple original documents for scanning, copying, or faxing. This printer also supports automatic duplex printing.


Simple procedure to install HP Photosmart 7520 printer for print setup are as follows.

  • Before printing photos on your HP Photosmart 7520 printer, connect it to your computer using a standard USB cable.
  • Load the photo paper in the front-load input tray and adjust them with paper width guides.
  • Open the photo you wish to print in Windows Photo Viewer.
  • Click the File menu and select Print.
  • Open the Printer Properties window and set the correct print settings.
  • For advanced print settings, click the Advanced button in the Printer Properties window.
  • After configuring the required print settings, click OK and select Print to start printing photos from your computer.


  • You have to load the original into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  • On the printer’s control panel, tap the Copy button and select the Settings icon to access the copy settings.
  • Set the paper size, paper type, tray selection, and size of the copy from the copy settings menu.
  • Select the Save Current Settings option and tap OK.
  • Tap the Start Black or Start Color button to begin the copy job.


Using The HP Scan Software:

  • You have to place your original document on the scanner glass or load it into the ADF.
  • Connect your scanner to your Windows computer using a standard USB cable or over a wireless network.
  • Download and install the HP Scan software on your computer. 
  • After completing the installation, open HP Printer Assistant.
  • Click the Scan tab and select Scan a Document or Photo to open HP Scan.
  • Set your scan preferences in the HP Scan window and create scan shortcuts if necessary.
  • Make sure to select the Show Viewer After Scan checkbox and choose the document source based on your scan type.
  • After setting up the scan preferences, click on Scan in the HP Scan window.
  • To scan more pages, click the Add Pages button and place the next sheet you wish to scan on the scanner glass or into the ADF.
  • Click on Scan in the HP Scan window and click Save after scanning your document.


  • If you are getting the Printer Status Offline message while install HP Photosmart 7520 printer, check the printer status first.
  • Make sure your printer is turned on.
  • Check the USB connection or Wi-Fi status on the printer’s control panel.
  • On your Windows computer, open the Control Panel app and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Right-click on your printer’s icon and select the Set as default printer option.
  • Once again, right-click your printer’s icon and ensure that the Use Printer Offline option is deselected.
  • Ensure that you have temporarily disabled the firewall or antivirus software on your computer.
  • Doing these troubleshooting steps will fix the offline printer problem.


  • First, connect a telephone line cord to your printer’s LINE port.
  • Next, load your original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  • Navigate to the printer’s control panel and tap the Fax button.
  • Enter the fax number using the keypad.
  • Tap the Start Black or Start Color button to send the fax from your printer.
  • To schedule your fax, tap the Fax button and select Settings.
  • Tap the Send Fax Later button and set the send time using the navigation keys.
  • Choose AM or PM and tap Done.
  • Enter the fax number and select a speed dial (if necessary).
  • Tap the Start Fax button to schedule the fax.
  • Your printer will then scan your original and send the fax at the scheduled time.
  • To test the fax setup, use the HP Fax Test service.


  • If your printer fails to print any documents or photos, make sure your printer is turned on first and then check the connection between the printer and the computer.
  • Clear the print jobs pending in the print queue.
  • Restart your printer and make sure you have loaded the printer supported paper into the paper input tray.
  • Check if you have properly installed the printer driver on your computer.
  • Try printing again to check if the problem has been resolved.
  • If the problem persists, run the printer troubleshooter to identify and resolve the problem automatically. If you have any queries while install HP Photosmart 7520 printer, click the call button available on the screen.