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Printer manufacturers are attempting to restrict your options and drain your wallet!

By making the right choice in printer ink supplies, you have the potential to save a substantial amount of money. However, printer manufacturers are intensifying their efforts to obstruct your path to savings.

They are adopting more aggressive measures to limit your access to ink supplies. Their latest ploy involves forcefully pushing firmware updates to your printer, rendering both original brand-name and compatible smart chips on the cartridge useless. This means you could be left with perfectly good cartridges that are rendered ineffective.

But fret not! There is a straightforward solution. Take a stand against firmware updates and disable automatic updates for your printers immediately. Our comprehensive instructions, tailored to your specific printer brand, will guide you through the process.

Act swiftly to safeguard your hard-earned money and exercise your right to choose!


Disable EPSON Firmware

Make sure you do both steps. Both Printer and Computer.


1. On the printers LCD screen go to: Settings

2. Scroll down to: Firmware Update

3. Click on: Notifications

4. Click on : Off

5. Click on the “Home”


Computer – Windows

1. On your PC click on the start menu and search for the “Epson Software Updater” and open the program.

2. Select your printer from the drop down menu.

3. Click on “Auto update setting

4. In the popup window you will see your printer model. Under “Interval to Check” click on the dropdown menu and select “Never

5. Press: OK

6. Press: Exit

7. It may now ask you: “Exit without installing. Are you sure” Click: YES

  1. Access the printer’s icon on the Windows taskbar.
  2. Right-click the icon to reveal the menu, then choose Software Update Settings.
  3. Set all update frequencies to Never.
  4. Be sure to repeat this on all Windows computers that have the printer software installed. 
How to Turn Off Epson Firmware Updates
  1. Search for “Epson Software Updater” on the Windows search bar and open up the program.
  2. Select your printer model from the drop down menu and then select “Auto Update Settings”
  3. Select “Never” under the “Interval to Check” menu. To save your settings and exit, select “OK”.

Disable HP Firmware

Option 1 – From the printer monitor
“Setup”-> “Printer Maintenance”-> “Update the printer”-> Turn off automatic updates

“Web Services”-> “Settings”-> “Printer Update”-> Auto Update Off

On your Computer:
Step 1. When the HP Update prompt is displayed, select Settings (if shown).

Step 2. Select ‘Never’ under Notification software update frequency

Step 3. If your computer continues to display the HP Update prompt, select Cancel.

Windows 10 – Disabling automatic HP firmware updates using the control panel on your PC
  1. Open HP update option. – Windows 10: Click Start, click All apps, click HP and click HP Update. …
  2. Click on the Settings button. The HP Update Settings popup will appear.
  3. Select Never and click on the OK button.

The default setting of your printer is usually checked for automatic firmware upgrade. This means that your printer will automatically install firmware upgrades without prompting and / or request consent from you. Once the firmware upgrade is completed, the next time you install a non- original cartridge, your printer may display a cartridge problem. This is to prevent you from using non-original cartridges. You absolutely have the right to use third-party cartridges in your printer. If your printer works fine with third-party cartridges and you want to continue using them, we recommend that you turn off the “Printer Update” function in your printer.

Please follow the instructions below:

#1 Confirm your printers IP address:
This can be found on the printer configuration page
You can print the config by the following menu options: OK > Setup > Reports > Print configuration page

o On the configuration page the IP address will be #8 under product settings.
 Should be in a https://XX.X.X.XX format

#2 Enter your IP address into your web browser
o That will bring you to the below page.
o Select printer update
o Select Do not check for updates
o Select Apply

On your printer to go:

Steps #1

Setup > Service > Laser Jet Update > Next > Manage Updates > Allow Updates > Select “NO”

Steps #2

Prompt Before Install > Always Prompt

Steps #3

Check Automatically > Off

Step #4

Press the Home button and your are done.

See video below.

Disable BROTHER Firmware

  1. Step 1: Select the tool icon on the printer display.
  2. Step 2: Select “All Settings”
  3. Step 3: Select “Machine Info.”
  4. Step 4: Select “Firmware Auto Check”
  5. Step 5: Select “Off” to turn off updates

1. Remove your printer from sleeping mode by pressing any button

2. Press on the setting button.

3. Scroll down to Machine Info

4. Scroll down to Firmware Auto Check

5. Put the Firmware Auto Check OFF

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