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Delete old printer software ?

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I recycled my old printer and replaced it with a new HP inkjet.

Should I uninstall the old software?

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@Edd6 

 

Welcome to the HP Community Forum.

 


@Edd6 wrote:

I recycled my old printer and replaced it with a new HP inkjet.

Should I uninstall the old software?


 

Yes,  you can certainly do that.

 

If the software for the "old" printer was the Full Feature Software for that printer,

Look for the printer software and Uninstall the software from Control Panel > icon view > Programs and Features

Wait awhile - after the software is gone, Restart the computer and log in.

 

Check - printer software for unwanted printer should be gone.

 

What if?

If there are "bits" of the old printer still hanging out in Control Panel > icon view > Devices and Printers

Right-Click on the unwanted printer name > Remove the device

 

 

If the software for the old printer was connected to HP Smart for Windows

you can open the HP Smart for Windows application

Click on that "unwanted" printer (if there is more than one listed) > Settings

Scroll down > Forget this printer

 

References

 

HP Smart for Windows

 

HP Smart is an application available in the Microsoft Store

 

Learn how to use HP Smart on your Windows 10 computer.

Open the Software and Drivers Support Website for your printer > Check the Box Get the App

OR

HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Windows 10)

NOTE:  Website includes the HP Smart software for Windows and Mobile devices, plus an FAQ section to assist with questions / issues

 

HP Smart Tasks for Windows and HP Smart Mobile

Where available, Smart Tasks can be configured for several print tasks.

  • Print: Send a print job to your printer.
  • Email: Send an email message or attachments.
  • Save to: Save a file to a cloud storage account, such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.

 

 HP Printers - HP Smart: Use Smart Tasks

 

 

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