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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.

Keywords:printing, drivers, spooler, printer   Doc ID:58944
Owner:Kris C.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2015-12-16 09:06 CDTUpdated:2023-01-04 12:39 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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