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When I switch between two or more different HP Laserjet P1606dn machines using the same computer, the computer automatically installs a new instance of that printer (copy 1, copy 2, etc). I would like to keep the one printer entry in windows when I switch different HP machines as this windows computer will be moving between over ten different stations throughout the day that all have an HP Laserjet P1606dn on them. Having a copy of the printer for each station becomes very cluttered and unprofessional. Does anyone know if there is a way to do this?

From what I've found so far, Each USB device has a unique serial ID tag, so Windows will know if it's been used/installed before.
It's also worth noting that the HP Laserjet P1606dn has the Smart Install feature and loads itself as a drivers CD when connected. This isn't an issue as I've disabled autoplay, but I thought I should mention it.

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Write a login script that deleted the existing printer each time someone logs on and then refreshes hardware to force a printer reinstall?

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This worked! Thanks for the idea. – Tyler Faile May 27 '11 at 14:50
Excellent. If you would mark that as the answer then please, and best of luck. – music2myear May 27 '11 at 15:51

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