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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus All in One Printer/Copier/Scanner Software Install

I have a new printer that I was trying to install.  There was software already on the computer from the install of a networked version of the same type of printer.  I was unable to install the software.  I tried to remove the software using the program uninstall and the control panel uninstall.  Neither worked.  I manually removed the device from the device manager after a couple more reboots.  I tried again both ways to remove the software.  Nothing worked here.


When I searched for new printers it finds 4 HP versions; my network one, one with http/, one with HPEBBDE(HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus) http//[fe80::461e:a1ff:fee9:b0eb%13]:3911/, and one with  I have tried to install and removed all of them (with great difficulty and many reboots since I cannot uninstall the software).


I have called HP support a couple of times.  The first time I called the printer support passed me to the computer support who told me the problem was Windows Installer and I needed to reformat the entire system and start all over again.  I did not want to do this for obvious reasons.  I did actually make the one with the IP address work but it did not have the scan drivers installed and would not scan (no scanning software recognized).  I have tried several times to run the install off the website unsuccessfully.


When I called printer help again they told me that the AV software was blocking the unistall.  I disabled that and was still unable to remove the software.  Many attempts for uninstalls and rebots still have not worked.


I am out of things to try and will call the help again one more time for more ideas.  Anyone have anything that I could possibly try?



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