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Windows 7: How can I remove a port I created?


06 Jan 2010   #1

7, also Vista & XP machines
 
 
How can I remove a port I created?

I tried installing a printer on the network using the method of creating a port and naming it with the name of the computer and printer I wanted to connect to. I then had a problem because the system was unable to find any drivers and did not list my printer in those offered.

I have now installed the printer directly onto the laptop so the drivers are in place. I still want to install the printer via the network. However, when I try to do this via the install a port method it says I cannot do that as the port already exists. I don't know where to find the ports.

I thought if I could remove the port it would help to start again, though if you have another suggestion of how to access the port and use it as it is perhaps that would be the answer?

Thanks.


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26 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi JaneV,

Not sure if you have found a solution yet, but just in case - here's a thread about the same issue over at Microsoft TechNet. Hopefully it will be of some help.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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27 Jan 2010   #3

7, also Vista & XP machines
 
 

Thanks. What I found was that you can just use the port you created before when you want to try installing the printer again so it wasn't necessary to remove it.
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27 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Glad you found a solution, let us know if you need any help in the future.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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