Seems easy. Remove the printer, add it again using the drivers from the original disk and don't update again.
When I installed the printer, there was an icon on the desktop that rocked. It looked like a picture of the printer. When I clicked on it, many options came up . . . scan a photo, print something, copy something, scan to network folder, copy to email, etc. It was preferable to having to reach over and use the touchpad on the printer. Yesterday it said that updated info was available and would I like to download it. So I did. Now the icon is useless. I spent over an hour with HP tech support yesterday and they could not solve the problem. I am not sure that they even understood what was missing. Really embarrassed that I can't solve this myself, but I can't. Here is my system info:
Windows Edition: Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
Computer System: HP 120-1123w
Printer: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium (NET)
Driver Info: Provider-HP, Driver Date-8/12/09, Driver Version-18.104.22.168, Digital Signer-Microsoft Windows Harware Compatibility Publisher
Have done everything I can think of. Any help would be appreciated.