troubleshooting Question

HP printer driver mistakenly states system doesnt meet minimum requirements

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Hello, I have an old laptop with Windows XP on it and 256mb ram. I wanna connect and HP Deskjet 6943 printer to it via USB, i connected it and started loading the driver application, after a few minutes and error indicates that the installation program detects 255mb ram and the needed amount is 256mb and so it doesnt continue and i cant install the drivers. i dont use the full application driver versioin with all the HP programs but only the basic drivers and even though the manual addresses the problem in which the wrong memory amount is indicated it doesnt suggest how to solve it...
Does a computer with 256mb ram really cant install hp printers ?? i mean, when minimum requirements are noted on something does it actuaqlly mean you have to have the amount of memory available and not just installed in the computer, because im sure that no matter how many programs i close, only the windows takes some of the 256mb ram i got so i will never really have them all free...

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