How You Can Protect Your Printer from Software Updates

Have you ever updated your printer software only to find out that it doesn’t affect your printing at all? The reason is simply because software updates don’t directly affect printing! It won’t make your printer print faster or save ink from your inkjet cartridges. In fact, these updates may actually do more harm to your computer by making your printer software incompatible with re-used or re-manufactured inkjet cartridges.

Of course, this means that you’re going to have to buy the brand new OEM ones instead of reusing your old ones. This doubles your cost because the brand new cartridges cost a ton! If you refill your old ones, you can save probably around half the price or more.

So now that you know what these sneaky updates can do to your printer, what can you do about it?

The answer is to just never update. Luckily, most printer drivers don’t force you to update in order for you to use your printer. Usually, printer software will prompt you for an update. You just have to select whether you want to push through with it or not. As long as you continuously click on the “Never” button, you should be fine. If the driver is still giving you trouble because you’re not updating, simply uninstall the driver and reinstall it again. If you do this, you should have no problems with these pesky updates.

If you want to ensure that your printer can still make use of old cartridges for printing, don’t update. These updates are just sneaky ways for the printing companies to force you to shell out more money. Just follow the guide above and you shouldn’t have any problems.

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