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Reduce Size of HP Scanner Softyware


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Have XP and an HP Scanjet 4890 ... but the HP Software (COL10861):

1. Must be installed on my C: drive - resulting in 'gobs' of space taken up (have other hd's which have plenty of space but can't use them)

2. many cab files (each many Mb's) - can they be deleted?
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cab files should not be deleted. They are Windows backup files in compressed form to take up less space.

If you have another drive, I don't understand why you can't install the HP software there? Some printer system files will unavoidably be written to the C: drive, but the installer should allow you to select another drive for everything else that's on the HP software CD. Also, apart from the scanner driver installation, anything else on the CD is optional. Your scanner only needs the driver installed for it to work. You don't need to install everything.

Edited by pip22, 04 November 2007 - 03:03 AM.

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cab files should not be deleted.

OK

but the installer should allow you to select another drive for everything else that's on the HP software CD.

I agree - however - the installer states specifically that the software MUST be (and will be - no choice) put on the C: disk - archaic

I guess it comes down to a choice between more (read some) free space on C: and using 'scanner n camera' from Win XP.

Thanks
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