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How to completely delete a print driver in Windows 7

After uninstalling or deleting a printer in Windows, the driver for it is not fully uninstalled. You would like to know how to manually remove the driver files.

  To manually remove a printer driver:   
  1. Click the Start menu and in the search field type "print management." (this can also be typed at the desktop in Windows 8).
  2. On the left side of the Print Management window, select the "All Printers" folder.
  3. If present, right-click the unwanted printer and choose "Delete."
  4. On the left side of the Print Management window, select the "All Drivers" folder.
  5. Right-click the unwanted printer and choose "Remove Driver Package."

Note: Using the "Remove Driver Package" option will clear all driver installation files for that device, leaving no reference to the printer that Windows could possibly use to auto-reinstall again. 




Keywords:driver, printer, device, HP   Doc ID:52550
Owner:Kevin B.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2015-06-15 09:55 CDTUpdated:2015-06-15 10:25 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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