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Windows 7: Going Back to Original Printer Driver

03 Jul 2009   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Going Back to Original Printer Driver

When I installed the release candidate I immediately did a True Image backup of the installation. Boy, am I glad I did.

I began to add programs and printers and when I added my HP Photosmart 2575 and then its Vista drivers. I then made another backup of the what I had added to that point. I now get a 9F stop on shutting down after I have done something with the printer as simple as printing a page.

I restored to the original installation and added the Photosmart using only the RC's driver. All is well under that setup and would like to go back to the second backup and uninstall the Vista drivers and use the RC's drivers but can't find any way to roll back the driver to RC one. If I try 'New Driver', the system seems only to find the Vista driver.

How can I delete the Vista driver from my system so that I have only the RC drivers?

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you.


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03 Jul 2009   #2
Webadict

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

So let me see if I have this right . .

You want to revert to your second back-up, and remove the Vista drivers from your system and use only the RC1 drivers?

If so, this should be easy enough . .

Goto your Device Manager and navigate to your printer . .
Right Click on your printer and select Uninstall
When the window pops up to confirm, check the box that says Remove driver software from my computer.
Restart your computer, and Windows 7 should install it's own drivers

Hope this helps

Scott



P.s. Have you tried the Rollback Driver option ?
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03 Jul 2009   #3
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Webadict View Post
So let me see if I have this right . .

You want to revert to your second back-up, and remove the Vista drivers from your system and use only the RC1 drivers?

If so, this should be easy enough . .

Goto your Device Manager and navigate to your printer . .
Right Click on your printer and select Uninstall
When the window pops up to confirm, check the box that says Remove driver software from my computer.
Restart your computer, and Windows 7 should install it's own drivers

Hope this helps

Scott



P.s. Have you tried the Rollback Driver option ?
No, it was grayed out.

When I selected Uninstall I did not get a pop up confirmation window showing the 'Remove software from my computer' box. It just asked me to confirm. I did so and it did its thing. The drivers on the second (most recent) back up now are the same date and version as those on the initial backup.

Thanks for you help.
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