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Windows 7: Cant uninstall printer driver+software

01 Aug 2011   #1
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
Cant uninstall printer driver+software

On one of my computer I can not uninstall the printer driver/software combo! After finding the file location through the running processes in device manager it points to:
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3

Any help would be apriciated.
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01 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Don't know if it helps at all but I found this (note the note about the status monitors)
Uninstalling the Printer Software
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01 Aug 2011   #3
johnebadbak

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

control panel/"devices and printers." to remove software "programs and features" also in control panel
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01 Aug 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ionbasa,

Status report?
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02 Aug 2011   #5
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnebadbak View Post
control panel/"devices and printers." to remove software "programs and features" also in control panel
I already removed and uninstalled the software, its just the status monitor that is left. Its an annoying icon in the task bar.

Also sorry about being not able to keep you guys notified, I had a busy day yesterday, and a busy day today, so if I don't post back trust that i will when i have the time.
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02 Aug 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

right-click on | PROPERTIES | TASKBAR tab | NOTIFICATION area | CUSTOMIZE button | now you can select which icons and notifications you wnat to appear in the "Notification bar"
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02 Aug 2011   #7
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
right-click on | PROPERTIES | TASKBAR tab | NOTIFICATION area | CUSTOMIZE button | now you can select which icons and notifications you wnat to appear in the "Notification bar"
That doesn't help me as I want to get rid of the Epson Utility all together, not hide it.
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02 Aug 2011   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let's see if this gives you what you desire:

Notification Area Icons - Reset
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02 Aug 2011   #9
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Let's see if this gives you what you desire:

Notification Area Icons - Reset
Sorry If I wasn't being clear.
First of allI uninstalled all of the Epson Software, but a piece of software remains, and that is the utility that includes the notification icon. So even after going through the steps to reset the notification icons, the utility is still there, specifically under this folder:
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3
This folder has the .exe and other items regarding the utility, which is what I want to get rid of.
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02 Aug 2011   #10
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You could always just boot safemode and delete the file.
Any clean up or scanning tool should be able to clean up the remaining mess, if there is any.
Most likely it will just leave behind a dead registry reference though.
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