where to download HP printer drivers - JUST the drivers

By smclellan ·
Does anyone have any ideas where I might find drivers for HP printers? I mean JUST the drivers, several device manufacturers allow the download of just drivers, why not HP. They seem to be under the impression that I want their software on my computer that forces its way into startup and decides that it needs to update all the time, even though ALL I want to do is print. Is it just me or does this bug the bejeezus out of anyone else. Sure there's other manufacturers, but I have yet to spend 30 minutes downloading "drivers" (on a T1) with anyone else.

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Don't know if this will help

by santeewelding In reply to where to download HP prin ...

But, I'm using PCLinuxOS as an interim OS. Interestingly, although several years old, the distro came forth with the driver -- just and only the driver -- for my HP Deskjet F380 All-in-One. In drilling down, I came across a caveat that the drivers were as-is, where-is, how-is, what-is, with no guarantee (but, they work). This, in contrast to what you mention, as I experienced on XP, seeming petabytes of other crap by and from HP.

Printer drivers have been the reason I tried, and wiped, many Linux distros in the past. This time, suprisingly, not.

Ergo, such a thing does exist: just the damned driver.

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That gives me an idea!

by smclellan In reply to Don't know if this will h ...

I hadn't thought of it before, but in reading your reply I suppose I could build my own print server from a Linux distro and share it that way. Possibly saving me from HP driver **** in the future.

It is still so irritating that HP doesn't/won't release a simple driver file for their printers. For when I end up having to work on a friend or family members computer.

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That's what

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to where to download HP prin ...

msconfig is for. Control your startup processes.

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network install version

by CG IT In reply to where to download HP prin ...

some, but not all, HP models have a administrator's network installation version which is, for the most part, just the drivers.

If the model you buy is a consumer version, chances are you won't find the network installation version of software.

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Free driver download

by rogerj184 In reply to where to download HP prin ...

Hello friend!
There are many websites available from where you can find the best suitable driver and get free driver download for your device.

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