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Windows 7: Do I really need these devices on Win 7


25 Dec 2011   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1 Build 7610
 
 
Do I really need these devices on Win 7

On Win 7 Devices, I have
Microsoft Shared Fax, SPS Document Reader and Send to One Note 2010

Do I really need these Should I leave them alone for future options or should I just delete them:

I do not plan to use the Fax that is in my HP Officejet Pro 8500 wireless

I have the Officejet Pro 8500 A910 wireless printer for copying, printing and scanning.

I also have an Epson V500 scanner for some photo copying

Thanks


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25 Dec 2011   #2

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

you may be able to disable them in (services) this way if you need them latter you have them.


scrooge
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25 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you go to control panel > programs and features > turn windows features on and off, you can turn off XPS Services and XPS Viewer. Also under Print and Document Services you will find Windows Fax and Scan. I've turned them off and it removed those devices from the Devices and Printers screen. Doing it this way you can easily turn them back on if you discover you need one of them.
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26 Dec 2011   #4

Win7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1 Build 7610
 
 

turned of the xps stuff but
if you turn off the the fax and scan, it also turns off the
hp wireless printer and Epson v500 scanner

Thanks
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26 Dec 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I turned it off and my HP all in one still works fine. I just use the HP bundled drivers/software instead of the native windows apps.
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26 Dec 2011   #6

Win7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1 Build 7610
 
 

I am using hp 8500 officejet pro (910A) wireless. (I also just went over to Windows 7 so I am having fun) Also use Linksys wireless router wrt120n
I finally got the wireless printer to work. Now I am trying to get the scanner to work although I also have an Epson V500 flatbet scanner.

So when I turn off the services, the printer disappears and no longer works

Oh what fun?

But thanks anyway..
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26 Dec 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I didn't manually turn any services off, I just went into "Turn Windows Features on or off" and did everything there.
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26 Dec 2011   #8

Win7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1 Build 7610
 
 

well what I meant was that I 'unchecked" the appropriate boxes in the list.

Cheers
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