HP Keeps on Pushing driver software when online
Posted on 2010-11-10
I have a 4 year old Dell Desktop that runs Windows Vista. An HP Photosmart 4100 printer is connected to this device.
Over tha past few weeks, every time the machine is connected online we get what appear to be an automatic update from HP which seems to install driver software onto the machine. This has the result of slowing down performance as we have to wait tor the installation to go throuh before doing anything else online. This process also creates a new printer driver for this printer - it does not remove the original and this means chaninging the print options to reflect this new driver - which is annoying to say the least.
What can be done to rectify this problem? Will the printer software need to be completely uninstalled from the PC, and also removed from the registry settings, and the software re-installed from the HP website?
Or is there a betterr fix to counter this matter?
Thanks very much.