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: Nonexistent printer displayed in home network window

19 Jul 2013   #1

windows 7 64 bit professional
Nonexistent printer displayed in home network window

I am afraid that your advice will have to do something with the registry.

I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7 Pro. After the reinstall, I did not install the printer software because I will use another printer. Since I didn't install the printer, I do not see it in the list of programs, neither can I find it in Device Manager. However, when I open Network > "PC"> then I see the old printer (HP Deskjet 6500 Series) listed with other shared folders, files. I can only imagine that during the Op. Sys. reinstallation I had the old printer connected. (How would otherwise my fresh installation know that I had this printer before?) My question: how can I get rid of this printer's name in the Network window? (BTW, this is a Home Network.) I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks and best regards,

Laszlo Gutai.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Nonexistent printer displayed in home network window

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Nonexistent printer displayed in home network window
Thread Forum
Solved Cannot connect printer on home network Network & Sharing
Home network Printer not responding Hardware & Devices
Window 7 home premium network problem Network & Sharing
Sharing printer only possible in a Home network? Network & Sharing
Home network printer, linksys router, 2 different OSs Network & Sharing
home network - printer set up - Canon Mp 480 Drivers
Connecting to Home Network Printer Network & Sharing

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 08:50 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33