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Windows 7: Missing "Print Management" feature

04 Feb 2011   #1

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
Missing "Print Management" feature

I'm trying to help someone delete a printer driver long distance. She has already removed (uninstalled) the printer from Devices & Printers. As we know, that removes the printer but does not remove the printer driver.

I wanted her to use the "Print Management" feature, but when she goes to Administrative Tools > there is no "Print Management" listed.

I've suggested MMC (MS Management Console) > Add/Remove Snap In > but "Print Management" is not listed there either.

She is running W7 Home Premium. Her user account is an Administer Account.

Is Print Management unavailable in Home Premium?
Is it only available if she logs in to the actual, Administer Account?
Any easier way to remove the old printer driver?

Thanks for looking.

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04 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Her printer is an HP D1660.

Only the printer driver was installed, not the "Full Feature Package". So there is nothing in "Remove Programs" to uninstall.

Also: no printer listed in Device Manager, even when checking "Show Hidden Devices".
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04 Feb 2011   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

OK. I checked 2 other computers running Home Premium, and they do not have a Print Management feature either.

So how do you remove printer drivers in Home Premium?

Will Revo Uninstaller do printer drivers?
How about DriverSweeper?

EDIT: DriverSweeper does not do printer drivers.
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04 Feb 2011   #4
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

These are all the admin tools in Home Premium:

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