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Why are printer drivers so HUGE?

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by mord, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. mord

    mord Regular member

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    i had to reload my printer driver for my HP 8050 photo printer, and when i got the driver from hp its like 180MB. So i was wondering why its so big? the 180mb file has some software with it...but if you dont install that, it still leaves like 100mb for the printer driver or something. Is there somewhere i can get a different driver or do i have to use the one from hp?
     
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    Morph416 Active member

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    HP is notorious for installing pointless programs along with the driver... when installing ours, I had to go back and remove at least 90% of the crap that came with it since you don't have any options during installation.
     

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