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Replacement fax,copy,scan software to replace HP

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February 3, 2012 3:38:48 PM

I find it all over the WWW. HPProductassistant and marketresearch problems. Been around for years and it seems the only ones that know nothing about it is HP Support.

I USe XP SP3. Is there a replcement fax,copy,scan software software product I can use and get rid of HP's nonsense?

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February 3, 2012 9:46:41 PM

No, on Windows you are stuck with the HP software. However, Linux has good HP support. When I boot into Ubuntu I have full use of my HP all-in-one with no hassles.
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February 3, 2012 9:50:01 PM

Also, if you have a computer that you only need printing you can install the print-only driver, and that is fairly hassle free. I print on my HP all-in-one from several PCs and an old Mac, and on the Windows XP machines I installed the print-only driver. If I need to scan I use my Windows 7 PC.
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February 4, 2012 2:04:40 AM

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February 4, 2012 2:08:10 AM

PhilFrisbie said:
Also, if you have a computer that you only need printing you can install the print-only driver, and that is fairly hassle free. I print on my HP all-in-one from several PCs and an old Mac, and on the Windows XP machines I installed the print-only driver. If I need to scan I use my Windows 7 PC.


TKS Phil. It appears that HP has had this going on for some years now. Their Support people act as if they have never heard of it before. I did do a bare bones install and stand with that. But I would like to use digital fax etc. Seems HP should have fixed this by now.
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February 5, 2012 1:35:08 AM

Yes, HP's full drivers are fairly bloated! And on my XP machines they would sometimes crash during shutdown which was annoying; but the printer only drivers work great. . .
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February 6, 2012 7:13:29 AM

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