Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:54 AM
Windows XP, Service Pack III. All software up to date.
My HP Deskjet F4180 would not scan images the other day...(it scans, but no image appears)...so after looking around on the HP website for possible solutions/driver reinstalls, I finally decided to uninstall the HP Solutions Center software, reasoning it would be easier just to start over. I used Revo Uninstaller. There were three different icons in Revo for HP, each of which required a separate uninstall. One was named HPSSupply (I think, or something similar). This software apparently contains info on all the different products HP wanted to sell me. Anyway, when uninstalling that, to my horror, Revo found 8,208 registry entries. WTH. It took awhile to get everything check marked properly, to make sure that I didn't remove anything from the registry that wasn't supposed to be removed.
The computer has no traces of HP software on it now. I want to reinstall ONLY the necessary components to get the printer to print, copy and scan. I don't need or want all their product info or ink level readings or anything else. I just want to be able to use the printer to print, scan, and copy.
Does anyone know how to do this? The printer is out of warranty so I do not have access to support without paying a $25 per call fee. When I go to the HP website, the option I see is for a full reinstall of HP Solutions Ctr., which presumably would put back the HPSSupply and the 8K registry entries. Insanity. I am trying to figure out how NOT to do that. Thanks for any suggestions.