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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. Enter "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.

***NOTE: 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.

Keywordsprinting, drivers, spooler, printer   Doc ID58944
OwnerSteve K.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2015-12-16 09:06:16Updated2023-01-04 12:39:13
SitesUW Green Bay
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