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: HP printers install/uninstall conflicts

05 Jun 2015   #1
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
HP printers install/uninstall conflicts

There is a problem associated with HP printers that I myself have experienced more than once. Say, you have HP model A printer installed and you go out and buy a model B. If you install the software for model B before you uninstall everything, I mean everything, relating to model A, you will never see the end of conflicts. And over many years I have been unable to find a way of completely, totally getting rid of everything connected with model A. So the next time I needed a printer, I bought an Epson and have had no printing-conflicts-problems since.

Now, out of curiosity, happily belonging to this forum and having the time to do my homework, I ask: How does one get rid of everything related to an installed HP printer completely and totally?

Note: "Remove Device" from "Devices and Printers" is only the first step. I believe there is a heck of a lot more involved. I did write twice to HP Canada and never got a reply. Thanks to one and all for all help, opinions, advice, gossip, etc.

Regards.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Jun 2015   #2
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Download and install "Revo uninstaller" (it's free). It will find any leftovers for you with a couple of things to remember.
It will only work if you start the deletion within Revo itself. If you have "half" deleted the HP, reinstall it and then use Revo to uninstall it. If prompted to restart by the HP program, don't. Let Revo find the fiddly bits and get rid of them first. You have the choice when deleting leftovers of safe, moderate or advanced. I've always selected advanced and never had a problem.
"Ccleaner" (free again) is also a good program to check for registry leftovers after a deletion.
"Everything" also free, is another good little program to find any fiddly bits.
Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2015   #3
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Iffoar for your reply. Guess what I used:

HP printers install/uninstall conflicts-2015-06-05_161240.jpg

That's why I bought an Epson! Frustration! see, for example, if I wanted to completely uninstall my current Epson. I open Revo and get this:

HP printers install/uninstall conflicts-2015-06-05_161938.jpg

Well, with my Epson you have four to choose from; with an HP printer you have seven. You must uninstall them in some logical sequence, I presume, and if you don't or get the sequence wrong ......


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Jun 2015   #4
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'm not familiar with Epson gear but I would look for "Epson printer software" or the like to start, then the others if they still show up. What Revo doesn't clear, check for leftovers with Ccleaner and Everything. Finally, I would check regedit for any entries for Epson. If you can't identify definitely unwanted little buggars, leave them there, they probably won't do any harm anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 HP printers install/uninstall conflicts




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot install ANY printers!
Everything was running fine until today when I came to print from Word 2010 which said "word cannot print , no printer installed". The printer showed up as "ready" and was set as default. After trying the usual stuff (loose connections, firewalls and reboots etc) I opted to reinstall the printer...
Hardware & Devices
Remotely install printers
In the past with XP, you could install a pc from your pc on another pc by going to start-run- \\pc-name or \\ip-address and then you could install printers via printers and faxes. It doesn't seem to be possible anymore in Windows 7 or am I mistaking? Jvuz
Network & Sharing
New anti-virus conflicts with expired 1, Uninstall?
I plan on renewing my original anti-virus in a few weeks so I do not want to uninstall but it is expired as of now. Under "processes" I see it is still running but I am afraid to stop it because it may still be working. If I run the free download (different mftr.) it causes conflict. What should...
System Security
cannot install network printers without administrator access
hi forum peeps, quick question, we are piloting our windows 7 build at our company and we are trying to remove users having local administrator access to their machines. however we have hit a snag, we cant install printers via the network as a normal user, we need to be logged in as an...
Network & Sharing
Can't install printers
I bought my HP Touchsmart tm with upgrade to 7 Pro so I would have an XP virtual desktop where I could install my old perfectly good Samsung laser printers. I went through the steps to install my ML1740 and my CLP300 printers. In each case, when I clicked finish, the message appeared that the...
Drivers
printers wont install drivers
So I am having a problem, I have tried everything. Uninstall , reinstall, plug in for my two printers. Which are, brother hl2170w and my hp deskjet 3845. They were working perfectly fine before I upgraded to 7 ultimate. Now i connect and it detects then installs attempt to installs the drivers,...
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 22:01.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App