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Why does my new Windows 11 install show so many printers?

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Just made a fresh install on a Windows 11 box and the stupid thing literally shows every single printer in my home. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? In fact, now I'm getting popups to install HP Smart or some other software to manage the HP printers in the house (which are in my daughter's room.)

Anyway, just throwing this out there.

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Another thing that might help....when you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Windows 11 asks if you want your PC to be discoverable on the network. I've found that saying "no" to this not only prevents the computer from showing up on other PCs, but it also cuts down considerably on the number of UPnP, Bonjour, and other variously connected devices from appearing.

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