Stop auto network printer install XP

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):

Folder Options


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