There’s nothing worse than installing your network printer software, and then finding that Windows XP has automatically installed the printers as well.
How do you stop it? When I first came across the problem I found some registry hacks and other methods. But then I found a mcuh easier way to do it.
* Go to ‘My Computer’
* From there, click on Tools>Folder Options
* On the ‘view’ tab, untick the first option which is ‘automatically search for network folders and printers’ (see pic below):