Firmware controls the hardware functions of a printer. Manufacturers such as HP release firmware updates to fix bugs, improve performance, resolve support and compatibility issues, and to add new functionality. Keep your printer firmware up to date to make sure you are getting the best performance and the most features possible from your printer. HP firmware updates are reliable, easy to install and have a very low chance of causing problems.
Things You Will Need
HP Color LaserJet Printer
Find the updated firmware file on the HP website.
Launch the HP Printer Utility on your computer.
Choose "Firmware Update" in the Configuration Settings list.
Browse to the updated firmware file on your computer and click "OK."