I think most of them got listed when I was setting up printer sharing on the network
That's exactly were the "Auto's" came from.
If you open explorer and click Tools>Folder Options>View tab, you'll see "Automatically" search for network folders and printers" selected. Hence, the "Auto" designation. If you remove the printers with the Auto designation and that setting is selected, it'll just search for and re-install the drivers "automatically" over the LAN.
That said, what you can and cannot delete is a matter of trial and error as far as the "HP825c" and "Auto HP825c" listings are concerned. Ones that do not work and "exact" duplicates can be removed by right click> delete.
"MICROSOFT OFFICE DOCUMENT IMAGE WRITER" was added by Office and is used in scanning.
Even if you have no scanner now, leaving it there doesn't hurt anything and you might even use it in the future. I'd let that one stay.
Edited by HitSquad, 02 August 2006 - 02:55 PM.