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Disabling Auto Network Printer Install

  1. #1


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro

    Disabling Auto Network Printer Install


    Hello all,

    My laptop tends to install all the printers on the network where I work. I dont use any of those printers and having them installed is pointless and a pain. I can delete them, but it will go and install them all again. Is there anyway I can disable this so it doesn't keep doing it?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You just turn off that feature. See Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation - Windows 7 Help Forums Even though it is for 7, it works for Windows 8.x.x.
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  3. #3


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    I'm not sure that will help here. The only options I get are these:

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    Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like all that will do is stop it from looking at Windows Update for a driver. It doesn't seem like it will stop it from auto installing printers that are on the network.
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  4. #4

    network discovery


    You need to turn off network discovery.
    otherwise it will keep identifying and set them up on your network.


    Roy
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