As I let out a silent scream this morning, my HPnCrap printer is stating the software needs to be reinstalled, again.
Seriously?! Just like clock work, 3 times a year I have to “reinstall” this crap-ass software.
I am so ready to toss that printer! So, I plug in a USB cable and get the following error:
The install is looking for a temp folder. Or I could use the CD. Seriously, I’m a tech, I clean out my temp folders. And no way am I using the CD for the reinstall. So I just clicked on Cancel. Piss off HP! It finished its install, asking me to setup the FAX and REGISTER the printer. Skip, Cancel. Hurl.
When a couple of my business clients asked what new printer to buy, right you are Ken, I did not recommend HP. PASS. FAIL. No thanks HP.
Instead, the Epson Workforce WP-4530 & WP-4540 got the nod from me. Installation was a snap, (network install, no USB cables needed). Took less than 5 minutes to install on Windows 7 systems. Bonus install!
The WorkForce Pro WP-4540 is twice the speed of inkjets and has a super fast automatic two-sided copying / scanning / faxing, and professional quality output. You can use the 30-page two-sided Auto Document Feeder to quickly copy, scan or fax one- or two-sided documents. It has a built-in wireless networking that was easy to setup and a 20,000-page duty cycle. Nice!
Best of all, the WP-4540 offers low hassle, extra large, easy to install cartridges, with a high yield of 2400 pages black and 1200 pages color.
No more HPnCrap printers!
UPDATE: Here is the “3 days later” morning pop-up error message, brought to you by HPnCrap: