How To Remove A Printer Driver On Windows 7 Install Update
OK, I have found the solution to this problem Run the printui tool: Try deleting the printers. If that doesn't work Open My Computer and browse to c: Restart the Print Spooler service. Go back into the printui utillity might need to restart it using same method as above and try removing printers again. This time it should work. Last but not least, I checked other computers on my home network to see if any of those had mapped to the old printer, and I removed those mappings, as the date of spooled documents suggested it was printed to long after it was physically removed.
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This is fine, but I recently noticed I had 10 printers installed that I never use because they were one-time printers installed while traveling. So I decided to get rid of all the printer drivers that I am no longer using. Click Start and type in print management. This will bring up the Print Management dialog. Now in order to properly delete a driver from Windows, you first have to make sure the driver is not being used by any printers.
Remove All Traces of a Printer Driver on Windows
Sometimes when working with print servers and testing multiple drivers there will be times when you need to completely remove a driver package from the machine so you can install a new or different one. Please note, if you are running the premium or home version of the OS then skip to the bottom and follow the alternative option. Go to the start menu and start typing MMC, you will see the Microsoft Management Console shortcut appear in the start menu; click on it. This is an alternative way to remove the printer driver. Then navigate to the following location example of bit OS: You now might have two different folders, Version-3 and Version Simply expand those folders and find your printer driver that you are trying to remove. I also recommend running Windows Update: