Need help for HP Printer updates in Microsoft Windows Updates?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Vince, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Vince

    Vince Guest

    Hi Everyone. HP will always state NOT to update any HP Printer Updates from
    the Microsoft Windows Update site. All updates to a printer should be
    verified and downloaded directly from www.hp.com website. Most of these
    updates from Microsoft are NOT critical but generally Optional hardware
    updates. But, if a HP Printer update is downloaded from the Microsoft Windows
    Update site, Microsoft claims that if you uninstall and reinstall the Printer
    software the update will be gone. The update may or may not be reintroduced
    for download at the Microsoft Windows Update site. HP claims that
    uninstalling and reinstalling the Printer software will not get rid of the
    Microsoft update for the HP Printer. Does anyone know for sure if Microsoft
    or HP is Right?
    Thanks; Vince
     
    Vince, Aug 6, 2007
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  2. Vince

    realcestmoi Guest

    Hi there,

    It is quite simple if the update on the Microsoft site appears as an
    optional hardware driver update than it is newer than the installed version
    on your PC. So if you have an older version installed the Microsoft driver
    update will appear.

    Best regards,
    Michel Denie
     
    realcestmoi, Aug 6, 2007
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  3. Never ever download HARDWARE updates from the MS site. Ever. Always
    go to your manufacturer's site. The updates from MS site often cause
    problems -- lots of sad stories. Hide those offerings.

    All that being said, why update a driver if you aren't having
    problems? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."


    Lady Dungeness
    Crabby, but Great Legs!
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    On Sun, 5 Aug 2007 21:30:02 -0700, Vince

    |Hi Everyone. HP will always state NOT to update any HP Printer Updates from
    |the Microsoft Windows Update site. All updates to a printer should be
    |verified and downloaded directly from www.hp.com website. Most of these
    |updates from Microsoft are NOT critical but generally Optional hardware
    |updates. But, if a HP Printer update is downloaded from the Microsoft Windows
    |Update site, Microsoft claims that if you uninstall and reinstall the Printer
    |software the update will be gone. The update may or may not be reintroduced
    |for download at the Microsoft Windows Update site. HP claims that
    |uninstalling and reinstalling the Printer software will not get rid of the
    |Microsoft update for the HP Printer. Does anyone know for sure if Microsoft
    |or HP is Right?
    |Thanks; Vince
     
    LadyDungeness, Aug 7, 2007
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