Mbp & Hp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zign, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. zign macrumors 6502

    zign

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    I have an HP all-in-one 1300 printer at home which I hardly ever (almost never) use. I have lately been noticing that my MBP takes longer to start and the system is not very responsive for some time after a startup. So I decided to find out what the problem was and I think I did. As soon as I got rid of the hp drivers and software, the system is flying again. 28s from power on to the ready to use system. With HP installed the top bar took longer to appear and the icons on the right of the bar took about 2 seconds to come out. Now it's basically instantaneous. I also noticed that the battery time improved, well, at least the remaining time on a fully charged battery improved.
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

    adrianblaine

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    I hate HP drivers and software with a passion. I have an HP scanner that requires a ton of HP stuff to be installed and it causes a lot of headache, like always showing up in the dock and loading when I first turn my Mac on, and when I remove it from the dock, the next time I restart it is right back in the dock and running.

    Anyway, I believe you about the drivers causing problems, HP needs to get a grip.
     
  3. flalaw macrumors regular

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    i know what you mean. it automatically installs like 5 or 6 useless contextual menu items that you never use too.
     
  4. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

    BlackMax

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    I've had good luck with network based HP printers (LaserJet 4MV, etc.), but anything HP proprietary has always been a problem.
     

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