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Windows 7: How to delete printer that isn't there in win 7 ultimate?

11 May 2012   #1
tommyttt5

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
How to delete printer that isn't there in win 7 ultimate?

I'm having a problem trying to delete a Brother HL-1440 laser printer. In "Control panel > Devices & Printers" the printer is shown with a trouble symbol. The connection is via USB using a USB to parallel adapter which worked fine under win XP. When I click to troubleshoot it returns the message that it's driver ids not installed. When I click on the "fix it" button it says it can't find a driver.

After searching on this forum I found that an HL-2045 driver would work in win 7-64 bit. I've downloaded that driver from Brother as well as the driver uninstalling tool. When I run the uninstaller, it says there is no driver for that printer installed. Correct.

The question is how to remove the printer icon being displayed in the control panel. When the icon is selected the "remove printer" link is not displayed.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Tom


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11 May 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

tom,
I don't expect this to solve your problem, but give this link a try:
Diagnose and fix printer and printing problems automatically
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11 May 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Is the USB to Parallel adapter still connected?

If so, try removing it then check to see if the printer icon is still displayed.

Also, have you rebooted your computer? It sometimes takes a reboot to sort out any leftover files.
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