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hp universal print printer driver pcl

HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install)

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HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install)

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade hp-universal-print-driver-pcl -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade hp-universal-print-driver-pcl -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install hp-universal-print-driver-pcl
    name: hp-universal-print-driver-pcl
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'hp-universal-print-driver-pcl' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller hp-universal-print-driver-pcl
    Name     = "hp-universal-print-driver-pcl"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'hp-universal-print-driver-pcl':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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One versatile print driver for your PC or laptop

Automatically discover and print to supported HP devices and some non‑HP devices with a single print driver. When you install the free HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) on a PC or laptop, it communicates with the supported devices to determine the unique print capabilities installed on each device.

You can easily locate and print to another printer within your network—in your current location or when visiting another company location. And the HP UPD allows you to add a new printer at any time—without the hassle of downloading another print driver.

Improve user productivity and cut help desk activity

IT managers can dramatically reduce the number of drivers they manage and give users the tools to improve efficiency. The HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) provides full printing support, including support for advanced features, for most HP LaserJet devices. The driver also offers basic printing capability for many other printing devices. Click the link at the right to see a list of supported products.

Users are more self-sufficient when the HP UPD is deployed, reducing the need for help desk calls. The print driver discovers device features using bidirectional communication. The driver then displays current, accurate device information, including advanced options like automatic two-sided printing, input trays, and finishing features. Use a single, trusted driver to make printing easy:

  • One driver to configure—migrate to new devices, implement new technologies, and update operating systems.
  • Familiar printing experience—the HP UPD provides a consistent interface across a variety of HP printers, reducing the need for training and support.
  • Versatile support for desktop or on-the-go use—users can use Traditional mode when they stay in one location or Dynamic mode when they’re on the road or need to search for a new printer.
  • Real-time job and device information—the HP UPD’s real-time, graphical interface empowers users to resolve common problems themselves, improving printer uptime and increasing productivity.
  • Secure encrypted printing—make your printing environment more secure with print job encryption. Users can queue print jobs utilizing job storage and enter a PIN at the output device to print their documents.
  • Broad compatibility and global localization—most HP and some non‑HP printing devices are compatible with the HP UPD. It can be deployed via print server or direct IP. The HP UPD is available in PCL5, PCL6, and Postscript emulation and supports current Windows client and server operating systems (32‑bit and 64-bit), as well as Novell and Citrix. Local language drivers are available in 35 languages.

HP Universal Print Driver Series for Windows - specifications


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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$packageName    = 'hp-universal-print-driver-pcl' 
$url            = ''
$checksum       = '163EEF18E4A69C70EFD669295420E57D57961BB73A58EF0BE1ECA34DB156954F'
$url64          = ''
$checksum64     = '0EFB778E9082EC34C02770AD17A94B501987A1E17DB3AD2E90B839E27A25E810'
$softwareName   = ''
$fileLocation   = "$toolsDir\unzippedfiles\install.exe"

# Make sure Print Spooler service is up and running stolen from cutepdf package.
try {
  $serviceName = 'Spooler'
  $spoolerService = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Service -Property StartMode,State -Filter "Name='$serviceName'"
  if ($null -eq $spoolerService) { throw "Service $serviceName was not found" }
  Write-Host "Print Spooler service state: $($spoolerService.StartMode) / $($spoolerService.State)"
  if ($spoolerService.StartMode -ne 'Auto' -or $spoolerService.State -ne 'Running') {
    Set-Service $serviceName -StartupType Automatic -Status Running
    Write-Host 'Print Spooler service new state: Auto / Running'
} catch {
  Write-Warning "Unexpected error while checking Print Spooler service: $($_.Exception.Message)"

New-Item $fileLocation -Type directory | Out-Null

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  unzipLocation  = "$toolsDir\unzippedfiles"
  fileType       = 'ZIP' 
  url            = $url
  checksum       = $checksum
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  url64          = $url64
  checksum64     = $checksum64
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'  

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs 

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  file           = $fileLocation
  silentArgs     = '/dm /nd /npf /q /h'
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
  softwareName   = $softwareName
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Remove-Item "$toolsDir\unzippedfiles" -Recurse | Out-Null

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install) 36858 Thursday, September 16, 2021 Approved
HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install) 48432 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Approved
HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install) 1472 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Approved
HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install) 861 Sunday, November 11, 2018 Approved
HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install) 1198 Saturday, April 7, 2018 Approved
HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install) 732 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Approved
HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL (Install) 838 Sunday, August 20, 2017 Approved

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