New Printer uninstall old program and new setup?

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  1. Austinm macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am new to using mac and just got a new HP printer to replace my old hp printer. If I understand correctly I click and drag my current HP printer file/icon to the trash and then search for additional files using applef to delete the rest. Is this right? Am I missing any other crucial steps? If the brand is the same do I need to remove the additional files?

    Also and this may be a stupid question, but how do i make sure that my computer does not recognize the old printer for my wireless network when I set up my new one?

    Thank you,

    Austin
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    The setup process should consist of unplug old printer, plug in new printer. Macs come with gigabytes of printer drivers preinstalled, so you shouldn't have to worry about installing or configuring anything new.

    You can delete your old printer to prevent it from showing up in print dialogs, though. Go to  -> System Preferences -> Print & Fax, select your old printer in the list, and click the "–" button at the bottom.
     
  3. Austinm thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    My pleasure. Let us know if it gives you any trouble.
     

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