Solved! Can you install HP wireless printer without using HP Smart?

Status
Not open for further replies.

itm

Distinguished
Apr 10, 2004
27
1
18,585
0
Does anyone know how/if it's possible to install an HP 6000 series all-in-1 printer on Windows 10 without needing to install HP bloatware? The HP site offers download links to the HP Smart app but not a simple driver which is what I was looking for.
 
Not really--depends on the printer. My machine is a Brother all-in-one. I had issues with double-sided printing and the scanner wouldn't work via my laptop (but I just used a memory stick and scanned into that at the machine--just a quick really). I also didn't get updates on ink volume at my laptop. Try it and see. The driver is easily removed. Just go to device and printer and your laptop should scan the network, find the printer and suggest a driver to install. Make sure your printer is talking to the wireless first.
 

itm

Distinguished
Apr 10, 2004
27
1
18,585
0
I assume you have tried the Windows suggested driver when you try to install the printer via Windows. My experience was that significant functionality was lost this way but the functionality might satisfy you.
No I haven't tried that yet. Can you give me an idea of what sort of functionality would be lost?
 
Not really--depends on the printer. My machine is a Brother all-in-one. I had issues with double-sided printing and the scanner wouldn't work via my laptop (but I just used a memory stick and scanned into that at the machine--just a quick really). I also didn't get updates on ink volume at my laptop. Try it and see. The driver is easily removed. Just go to device and printer and your laptop should scan the network, find the printer and suggest a driver to install. Make sure your printer is talking to the wireless first.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
L Laptop Tech Support 3
venkateshkumar R Laptop Tech Support 0
R Laptop Tech Support 0
S Laptop Tech Support 5
G Laptop Tech Support 0
Parasonixomen Laptop Tech Support 2
C Laptop Tech Support 0
B Laptop Tech Support 0
F Laptop Tech Support 1
W Laptop Tech Support 2
Z Laptop Tech Support 1
H Laptop Tech Support 3
S Laptop Tech Support 1
A Laptop Tech Support 1
J Laptop Tech Support 2
A Laptop Tech Support 1
T Laptop Tech Support 2
K Laptop Tech Support 1
Farmer Paul Laptop Tech Support 1
P Laptop Tech Support 1
Similar threads
Question Installing Windows 8.1 on newer machine - compatibility question
Question Windows installation issue in Marq falkon airbook Laptop
Question someone had the same problem installing ubuntu on asus 2034na. It said solved but i can't find the answer
Solved! Can I initialize my HDD as MBR when I have installed my OS on SSD?
Discussion I've got HP G6 notebook ,spec says ram max 8GB but its got 16GB installed and showing
Question My HP is not recognizing its dedicated GPU, fans full on, omen gaming hub doesn't install drivers
Question Sony Vaio control center not installing on window 10
Question PCI Express x16 Bus record disappeared in the HWInfo64 bus section after installation of Lubuntu as dual boot
Solved! My wireless adapter in my Satellite P55-A5200 is beginning to crap out, it needs to be reset constantly. Latest drivers are installed.
WiFi/Bluetooth drivers disappeared and won't install..
Solved! Computer acting strange, even after clean install of Windows
No Wireless after fresh Window 7 64bit install drivers installed
Unable to install wireless adapter in my new OS because the F2 key(toggle key for wifi) is broken?
Can't install Intel Wireless Display
Windows 7 starter will not detect wireless connection after installing updates
My laptop is getting restarted automatically after installing a new Wireless Rou
How to install Sony Vaio VGN Wireless adapter drivers
Need help installing wireless mini-PCIe card in Vostro 1500
Solved! Installing USB wireless to netbook
Solved! Can't get wireless card to install

ASK THE COMMUNITY