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Windows 7: Remove Local Printer Port

25 Mar 2010   #1
effjay

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Remove Local Printer Port

I tried to install/connect a printer using the new Local Port, but the printer had problems. I subsequently deleted the printer. I found out that that port is now an existing one & can not be a new one. I know I don't have to worry about the existing ports removal, but I wondered if it could be deleted from the existing list.


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25 Mar 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by effjay View Post
I tried to install/connect a printer using the new Local Port, but the printer had problems. I subsequently deleted the printer. I found out that that port is now an existing one & can not be a new one. I know I don't have to worry about the existing ports removal, but I wondered if it could be deleted from the existing list.
It should delete, yes!
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25 Mar 2010   #3
effjay

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OK, but how do you delete it?
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25 Mar 2010   #4
Darryl Licht

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by effjay View Post
OK, but how do you delete it?
When you delete the printer it should delete port as well!
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25 Mar 2010   #5
effjay

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didn't delete the port. It still shows up under the pull down box under existing ports
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25 Mar 2010   #6
Darryl Licht

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by effjay View Post
didn't delete the port. It still shows up under the pull down box under existing ports
OK... I had to look around on my system.... found it!

Open Devices and Printers, click on the printer you wish to delete the port on.
At the top of the window click “Printer server properties”.
Click the Ports tab.
Select the port and click “Delete port”.

Hope this helps!
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26 Mar 2010   #7
effjay

windows 7
 
 

Again Thanks & I will try tonight.
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29 Mar 2010   #8
effjay

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worked - thanks a heap
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