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Printing - How to Remove Print Drivers from a Windows Machine

This document details how to completely remove printers from Windows.


1. Open the command prompt:

        1. Select "Start."

        2. Type CMD on the run line.

2. Right-click on the shortcut, "Run as Administrator."

3. Run the printui tool: printui /s /t2

4. Try deleting the printers.

If the above does not work, follow the steps below.

1. Select Start -> Run -> Services.msc

2. Right-click Print Spooler service -> Properties -> stop service.

3. Open My Computer and navigate to c:\Windows\System32\spool\Printers (you will need to select "OK" to get access to the folder).

4. Delete the contents of that folder.

5. Restart the computer.




Keywords:printing, drivers, spooler, printer   Doc ID:58944
Owner:Kris C.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2015-12-16 08:06 CSTUpdated:2022-11-11 11:17 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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