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Windows 7: Can I delete these printers

20 Nov 2011   #1
amsanborn

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Can I delete these printers

When I select printers there are two printers that I don't have. Do they come with windowsw 7 and are they needed.?

1. Printer (Broderbund PDF converter)

2. Printer (Microsoft XPS document Writer


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20 Nov 2011   #2
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The XPS Writer is installed by Microsoft Office IIRC. I've never figured out what it is for. I just leave it alone, it's not hurting anything.

The PDF converter was probably installed by some Broderbund Software. That one is your call. Do you own, or have you loaded, any Broderbund Software?

The reason I ask is because I also have a "PDF Printer" installed by another piece of software. If I delete that "printer" then I cannot create or print any forms from that program. And I have to completely reinstall the program to get the "printer" back. So it is best to check carefully before removing these things.

Are they causing a problem?
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20 Nov 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

here's some info on the XPS thingy - it looks like it's microsoft's challenger to adobe's PDF.

whilst on the subject of PDF, you can use that broderbund 'printer' to create your own pdf's from any program that let's you print.

keep them if you think they will come in handy, delete them if you think they won't be of use to you.
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20 Nov 2011   #4
amsanborn

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
The XPS Writer is installed by Microsoft Office IIRC. I've never figured out what it is for. I just leave it alone, it's not hurting anything.

The PDF converter was probably installed by some Broderbund Software. That one is your call. Do you own, or have you loaded, any Broderbund Software?

The reason I ask is because I also have a "PDF Printer" installed by another piece of software. If I delete that "printer" then I cannot create or print any forms from that program. And I have to completely reinstall the program to get the "printer" back. So it is best to check carefully before removing these things.

Are they causing a problem?
tHANK yOU
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20 Nov 2011   #5
amsanborn

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
here's some info on the XPS thingy - it looks like it's microsoft's challenger to adobe's PDF.

whilst on the subject of PDF, you can use that broderbund 'printer' to create your own pdf's from any program that let's you print.

keep them if you think they will come in handy, delete them if you think they won't be of use to you.
tHANKS VERY MUCH
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