XP Updates add old printer

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I got rid of my old HP PhotoSmart 1000 printer and got a new HP PhotoSmart
7760. Now when ever I get updates from Microsoft for XP, It reinstalls my
old PS 1000 printer TWICE and makes one of them the default. I have to go
to Control Panel and make my 7760 the default and delete the two 1000
printers. It does this everytime I download any upgrades or fixes from
Microsoft. I am sure there are a couple lines of instruction somewhere
causing this grief but I have no clue how to permanently fix it. Any help
would be appreciated.
Thanks a bunch
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    You did not uninstall the old unit correctly.
    http://www.coribright.com/Windows/Article%20One.htm
    --
    Cari
    MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    www.coribright.com

    "William G." <wgruth@cableone.net> wrote in message
    news:eWQrnsQUEHA.4064@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >I got rid of my old HP PhotoSmart 1000 printer and got a new HP PhotoSmart
    > 7760. Now when ever I get updates from Microsoft for XP, It reinstalls my
    > old PS 1000 printer TWICE and makes one of them the default. I have to go
    > to Control Panel and make my 7760 the default and delete the two 1000
    > printers. It does this everytime I download any upgrades or fixes from
    > Microsoft. I am sure there are a couple lines of instruction somewhere
    > causing this grief but I have no clue how to permanently fix it. Any help
    > would be appreciated.
    > Thanks a bunch
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Thank you very much. I followed the instructions there and did find some
    remnants of old printer stuff. Now I just need to wait for the next Windows
    Update and give it a try. Thanks again Cari
    "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    news:u9lyvRjUEHA.1560@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > You did not uninstall the old unit correctly.
    > http://www.coribright.com/Windows/Article%20One.htm
    > --
    > Cari
    > MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "William G." <wgruth@cableone.net> wrote in message
    > news:eWQrnsQUEHA.4064@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > >I got rid of my old HP PhotoSmart 1000 printer and got a new HP
    PhotoSmart
    > > 7760. Now when ever I get updates from Microsoft for XP, It reinstalls
    my
    > > old PS 1000 printer TWICE and makes one of them the default. I have to
    go
    > > to Control Panel and make my 7760 the default and delete the two 1000
    > > printers. It does this everytime I download any upgrades or fixes from
    > > Microsoft. I am sure there are a couple lines of instruction somewhere
    > > causing this grief but I have no clue how to permanently fix it. Any
    help
    > > would be appreciated.
    > > Thanks a bunch
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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