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Avoid Installing Printer Software!


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I have an HP All-in-One C64100 Series, with a large amount of software to install. All of the software combined is approximately 800 MB I believe. I get PC Magazine and was viewing their "157 Best Software" article and found Printer Anywhere. A freeware application that can be installed and registers printers to be able to print over IP/the internet. All you need is an account, the software, and a printer. This way you don't have to disable your firewalls, etc - Awesome piece of freeware.

Edited by Will_00, 28 February 2008 - 05:01 PM.

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i dunno...i'd rather install 600mb worth of HP junk (though you can choose not to install any of that commotion....the driver package is pretty small on it's own) than have to send my print jobs through the internet to print at my desk
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Not only that, but why would I want to make my printer available to other people? Are they going to compensate me for the toner and paper? I have an HP all-in-one that I have the drivers installed for, and I think it's more efficient for the other 2 computers in the house to print through the local network.
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Well, you can just set it up to make someone verify the printing job.
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I just can't envision a scenario in which I'd want someone to go to my printer. They could just email the document. I guess it's just me, but everyone I know has a printer already, and I don't like printing stuff just for the sake of printing.
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After installing my HP software, I removed the bloat.
There is no way that I would share my printer online, or give that ability.
I spend about $250.00 a year for ink as it is.
What if your Internet is down and you want to print something?
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You could return to the simple way of connecting to the printer using USB - It was simply a suggestion.
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You gave your suggestion, they are giving their opinions. Thats how a discussion works.
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I agree with you, I don't like HP's bundle of software that came with my All-In-One 1315. It slows down the PC and it's really annoying! Takes ages to install too.

I've installed it under the 'Minimum - NOT RECOMMENDED' setting, then I plucked out every unnecessary process from the startup list until I was only left with the essential drivers. Works pretty well :)

Edited by landlord, 29 February 2008 - 03:03 PM.

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