Quote: Originally Posted by rraod
You can delete the top level entry in registry for the example for "Canon" and all the sub level entries below "Canon" shall be deleted. But you may have to delete all the Canon entries after searching with F3 key in regedit. This should take out all the printer references from registry and it is not going to affect the OS.
But take care not to delete other keys except the ones you wish to delete. It is always better to take a backup of registry before you venture out, with a program like ERUNT. This way you can always restore back the original registry in case of problems. Or before deleting any keys, export them to a .reg file.
Thanks rraod I thought that would be the case I just wanted to make sure with someone that I am going to do the right thing.
Now it is going to be easier with those stubborn ones like some Ashampoo stuff I had years ago in an old Dell but that was before I was any where like a tiny bit savvy
Yeah mate I have backed up via export all the regs and funnily enough my best pal told me about the F3 this am and I will get that Erunt on board too.
So very much appreciated