• Romkslrqusz
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    175 months ago

    Most of HP’s printers have a “Basic Print and Scan Driver” that is listed as “For IT Professional use only” on their support page. I fear the day where HP Smart is the only option.

    • @FrogFlogging@sh.itjust.works
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      225 months ago

      Try it.

      On USB with the basic driver specifically, modern HP printers will let you use the device for exactly 10 print jobs before it locks all functionality and demands that the unit be connected to the network and an HP account registered.

      Do not buy them. Find a brother instead.

      • @MonkderZweite@feddit.ch
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        105 months ago

        Wasn’t that on Wifi-only devices, where the USB was still there for mass production cost saving reasons?

        But yeah, don’t buy HP; message received years ago already.