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Windows 7: can't delete unused item in control panel

04 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
can't delete unused item in control panel

I can't delete unused item in control panel, it is icon of lasrjer 1020 series that i have already uninstalled. I also tried to delete corresponding .cpl file in system32 folder but i can't determine which it is.Can anybody help me?

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04 Feb 2013   #2

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Hello tobiboy and welcome to Seven Forums.

Couple of things you can try. But I would suggest you make a system restore point before doing anything "just in case" something goes wrong.

System Restore Point - Create

How to do a system restore

In the start menu search box, type in laserjet.cpl ... does the file appear in the upper section? If it does you should be able to delete it by clicking on it to highlight it and then clicking the keyboard delete key. Or right-clicking > delete in the context menu.

If the file doesn't appear after typing laserjet.cpl you could try using the Group Policy Editor.

1. In the start menu search box type in gpedit.msc and click Enter
2. To open the Group Policy Editor expand Administrative Templates
3. Click on Control Panel
4. Select, “Show only specified Control Panel Applets”
5. Select Properties.
6. A dialog box will open, click on “Disable”

Did the control panel icon (applet) get removed?
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04 Feb 2013   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Tobiboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you might see if you may be able get rid of the laserjet icon in the Control Panel using the method in the tutorial below.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

Hope this helps, :)
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07 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thank you all:)
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07 Feb 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome. Glad we could help. :)
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