Can I install a HP Deskjet Printer on Snow Leopard (10.6.4) without access to 'Apple Update'?
Scenario: Have an outside worker using a Mac on our secured Samba environment. We are not adding the Mac to our network due to security concerns. The worker does not have internet access at home, yet requires a HP Deskjet (6540) installing for use in the office.
The HP website mentions:
To install the printer driver available in Mac OS X 10.6, simply connect the USB cable to the printer and to the computer. The print queue will automatically be created.
The printer is detected and installed, yet when trying to Print the OS complains that it needs to run Apple Update (I'm assuming to download the required drivers).
I can see the HP Printer Drivers package for download from Apple Support (at 450mb it's too large for me to get easily).
Is there another way around this? (ie to only download and install the drivers required for the individual Deskjet, not hundreds of others.)