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HP Photosmart B8550 driver

This professional printer has an unusual body design that suits its uses. This design has an LCD screen with a control panel with buttons that gives ease of operating the device. There are three distinct models in this series. These include the HP Photosmart Pro B8550, HP Photosmart Pro B8553 and HP Photosmart Pro B8558. Their respective part numbers are CB981A, CB981B (for B8550), CB981C and CB981D for the other two.

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Supported OS: Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit
Filename Size
Full Feature Drivers and Software for Windows 8 8.1 and 10.exe 118.56 MB Download
Full Feature Drivers and Software for Windows 7.exe 227.45 MB Download
Full Feature Drivers and Software for Windows XP and Vista.exe 189.04 MB Download
Basic Driver for windows XP and Vista.exe 35.52 MB Download

HP Photosmart B8550 driver Supported Mac Operating Systems

Supported OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.x, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.x
Filename Size
Full Feature Drivers and Software for Mac OS X 10.6.dmg 139.84 MB Download
Full Feature Drivers and Software for Mac OS X 10.5.dmg 105.84 MB Download

HP Photosmart Pro B8550 cartridges.

HP564 Black Ink Cartridge (~250 pages ), HP 564 Cyan Ink Cartridge (~300 pages ), HP 564 Magenta Ink Cartridge (~300 pages ), HP 564 Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (~300 pages ), HP 564 Photo Original Ink Cartridge (~130 pages )


HP Photosmart B8550 driver compatible Windows OS versions include Windows XP, XP Professional x64 Edition or Windows Vista. The necessary minimum requirements include a modern 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor and 512 MB of RAM. Others include Mac OS X v10.4 and v10.5 with a PowerPC with G4, G5, or an Intel Core processor and 512 MB size of RAM. The minimum free hard disk space is 600 MB for Windows and 150 MB for Macintosh OS versions.

The physical dimensions of this device include a height of 6.75 inches and a width of 22.83 inches and a depth of 15.9 inches. The weight of this unique printer is 14.3 lbs. The primary input tray has a capacity of 125 sheets of plain paper and a photo tray with 20 leaves. The output tray of this device can hold about 50 sheets of printed paper.

Printing specifications involve the speed of up to 34 pages per minute (ppm) for black text and 32 ppm for color. At draft mode, the rate can be up to 90 seconds after the first page and can be up to 18 seconds at a fast draft photo mode. Power consumption is an average of 14 watts, 3 watts when idle and 0.48 watts when off. HP Photosmart B8550 driver Connectivity includes High-speed USB 2.0 port and a recommended internet access using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 with SP 2. When using Mac systems, any browser is compatible.

Download HP Photosmart B8550 Photo Printer driver from HP website

[Installation Instructions] How to Download / Installation procedure

Note: Do not connect the USB cable until requested by the installer. If you connect to the network, make sure the network cable is connected before running the installer


  • Close all software programs running on your computer.
  • Turn on the printer.
  • Click the Download button on this page.
  • Click the downloaded file. The files will be extracted and the installation process will automatically begin.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to continue and complete the installation.


  • Download the file. For the location where the file is saved, check the computer settings.
  • Double-click the downloaded file and mount it on the Disk Image.
  • Double-click the mounted Disk Image.
  • Double-click the packaged file in the folder. Installation starts automatically.

To install later, select Save in step 4 and choose a location on your hard disk. When ready to install, search and double-click the file. This will automatically extract and start the installation process. Follow the instructions on the screen to continue the installation.

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