Uninstall HP printer drivers?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by dhazeghi, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. dhazeghi macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2006
    My Air is running a bit short of space. Thanks to Software Update, I got a nice reminder that I'd installed the HP printer drivers a while back (it wanted to update them). Is there a clean way to get rid of them, both to recover the space, and to avoid the updater notifying me about it in the future? Thanks,

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    On my system HP print drivers consume less than 300 MB of space. Your drivers probably consume a similar amount of space. Removing these drivers will not add measurably to the free space on your hard drive.

    Look to things like unused video files, Garageband files, and such like. If you don't have files like this to remove, then you need to switch to a higher capacity hard drive.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    The updater will only notify you for updates for installed printers. Just go to the Print & Scan panel in System Prefs and remove the printer and it should stop.

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