Hp T45xi installation problems with docking station and Windows XP Professional
Posted on 2006-04-13
I have a client who wants to continue to use her(older) HP T45xi multifunction (printer/scanner/copier/fax) on her new Dell laptop running Windows XP Professional. She also has a docking station which has the parallel port for the printer.
I downloaded the software driver for the T45xi from the HP site and followed the installation instructions----with the exception of the ECP port enabled requirement, because the docking station has the port, not the laptop.
The printer installed and works, but with one annoyance: At power up, Windows XP starts the "Found new hardware" wizard for the printer every time and the HP Printer configuration software runs every time. Ideas about how to stop this?
I took the HP configuration software shortcut out of the startup folder for all users (per HP's technical support tip), but that, of course, doesn't affect the XP "Found new hardware" wizard.