Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Device Manager has a list of Unknown printers

29 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Device Manager has a list of Unknown printers

There are 20 or so printer listed in the unknown devices in device manager. I have never connected to these printers. I disabled all of them, but how do I delete them?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

First try looking for them in control panel>programs and uninstall all that you find. Ensure none are connected to your computer. Then go into print management and double-click all printers, then RIGHT-click the printer you want to delete, and click delete:
Name:  Captures.PNG
Views: 4
Size:  41.4 KB

ps, don't delete microsoft xps document writer

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Device Manager has a list of Unknown printers

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Device Manager has a list of Unknown printers
Thread Forum
Solved Device Manager Unknown Drivers
Device Manager - Unknown Device Hardware & Devices
Unknown Device in Device Manager/Show Hidden Devices Drivers
Solved Unknown device (Device Manager) Hardware & Devices
Solved Unknown device in device manager Hardware & Devices
Unknown device in device manager (code: 28) Drivers
Device Manager reports Unknown Device & explorer crash Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App