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Windows 7: Can't remove unwanted printers

12 Aug 2014   #1
PacNW

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't remove unwanted printers

Control Panel>>Devices and Printers. Showing old printers and some printers that I have never owned let alone installed. Right click>>remove device. OK but they show up again next time I boot. Doesn't really hurt anything (that's what MS support says) Problem is that when I want to switch between the three printers that I do use I get a confusing dropdown list. Maybe a registry issue? How do I get rid of these?


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12 Aug 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .... Read the Link below ...

drivers - How to completely remove printer from Windows 7 - Super User



I would advise you tread with Caution if going the CMD way
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12 Aug 2014   #3
PacNW

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the quick response and link. It worked! They went kicking and screaming but they appear to be gone. Had to stop the spooling and delete the folder contents and also rename an inf file to bak. Who knows
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12 Aug 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Most welcome they should be gone ...
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