I am looking to buy a new printer, I haven't owned one in 5 years and my old one from HP is long gone. For me, the most deciding factor about buying the printer is the software supplied with it, I want to avoid as less bloatware as possible. Which printer brand has the best(=lightweight and stable on Windows 7) software/drivers?
Check out the Epson Workforce 545. It's a great printer that is very reasonably priced and includes scanning, copying, fax, etc. It is easy to use and the included driver software is as well. After install it is accessible among the little icons in the lower right corner of the Windows taskbar. Just right clicking opens a little menu giving you access to anything you might like to do.
I like this printer and have been using it for almost a year now. It is fast and generally speaking, all I do is select print in an app and moments later I have my output. I haven't had any need to even mess with driver options. In Windows 7, the basics for formatting the output are readily accessible when you go to print.
Last but not least, the quality of the output is excellent.