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Windows 7: Is it me or are all HP printers useless?

15 Dec 2009   #11
Tarka Dal

For sale!

For sale 1 HP printer C6280. One very tired owner. Bought for 99 sell for 120.
Call a therapist!
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15 Dec 2009   #12


The hardware, no problems. Clear,quick printing. Lots of functionality.
The software, totally pony.
Impossilble to uninstall properly, bloated, full of sales tricks, unreliable, buggy and in the case of Win 7 drivers, much too late.
I like the printer,but i won't buy one again.

(BTW same goes for their computers, as far as I can tell from my daughter's machine).
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15 Dec 2009   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

The last two I bought were/are a pain! I replaced one because the foot feeder couldn't get the paper in right ... either it jammed or I had to hold the paper so it wouldn't push around while retrieving it.
Now my replacement printer doesn't know how to print pictures They're awful! It scans quite well, tho'.
I have to send my pictures to my old photosmart 7350, hooked up to my XP.

What a round-about way to do things
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15 Dec 2009   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

The HP printer I have now works great, I can't say the same for the Epson I had last, that I threw in the trash.
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15 Dec 2009   #15


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Obsidian View Post
Have any of you bought a new HP printer in the last few years. Their continuously difficult to connect to the computer. They take forever to warm up and they always have problems not to mention drinks ink like its water...It's me isn't it! Is it?
yup... hp printers are all junk. the entire industry is a scam because they sell the hardware cheap then rob you blind for the ink cartridges.
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15 Dec 2009   #16


HP might well be bad, but Xerox take the damned biscuit...
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16 Dec 2009   #17
Tarka Dal


So it's not me then! Hurrah!
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16 Dec 2009   #18

Windows 7 Professional x86

Well I have several ones and just 1 HP fails to print sometimes... that one is stored haha.
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16 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

In my experience with HP printers there are 3 major errors in their design/engineering/software as well with the rest of the printer manufacturers. They use ink like crazy with the one color cartridge, blacks do very well. Although the newer ones that have the separate color ink cartridges I here do very well, with all brands. Next is that they are all overly packed with gadgets that are unnecessary, that is if your PC has the same gadgets why have both, which almost all PC's now come with just about everything one might need. Next is software; most printers software are crammed with unnecessary and or unwanted items that just take up valuable space on the hard drive that most users never even use or will ever use. There are much easier and free apps on the net the do the same thing to download. As for uninstalling; I have only one bad experience with an uninstall and that was due to some sort of program corruption. I had get HP's uninstaller from the web site to remove the bug then uninstall software and reinstall.

The positive for HP printers: In my personal opinion, I believe that the HP printer have a superior color and quality that is unmatched by others. Although some of the other brands are real close to that same quality. They are in my opinion like a Timex watch, take a licking and keep on ticking. I have had a few other brands that all went belly up (lexmark,dell) and all my Hp printers are still working just fine. My oldest is 12 years old and still kicking, (HP 845c).

Now if we can just get a company to make a printer that had excellent ink management, superior color quality, non bloated software, and just basic print, fax, copy and scan functions along with the new modern wireless and networking capabilities and that just worked. All for less than $150, I think they would take over the printer market. We can only hope.
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17 Dec 2009   #20

Windows 7 Professional x86

If we talk about the software, you'll just right... I hate to install ALL app of HP just to print.. that's why I always download the generic ones

And what type of gadgets you're tallking about?
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